October 24, 2006
Honda to raise Civic production capacity in Alliston, Ontario
2006 Honda Civic EX. Click image to enlarge
Toronto, Ontario – Honda Canada has announced that it will increase production of its Civic sedan in Ontario by adding production in its Plant 2 in Alliston, Ontario in early 2007. The company’s Plant 2 has produced only light truck models since its opening in fall 1998; Plant 1 already builds Civic sedan and coupes, and the Acura CSX. From February 2007, production of the Pilot SUV in Plant 2 will be gradually shifted to Honda’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama, which will become the sole source for both Pilot and Odyssey models.
The company says that the increased Civic capacity is a demonstration of its ability to match its flexible manufacturing capacity with market demand; production capacity will be increased by up to 60,000 vehicles on an annual basis. The added Civic production capacity will maintain Alliston’s current production of 390,000 units. The Civic is currently built in Ontario and at the East Liberty Plant in Ohio.