Honda is going to move the production of its Pilot SUV and Ridgeline truck to its Lincoln, Alabama plant in the US from where they are currently built in Canada. This will free up space for more Civic models to be produced according to Honda CEO Takeo Fukui.
“Gas prices continue to rise, and the demand for cars with good mileage is growing,” Fukui said. “Efforts are under way to increase the local production of the Civic.”
Production of the Civic is also going to create about 2,000 more jobs in Indiana, where Honda is currently working on its seventh US plant that opens later this year.
The Honda Civic outsold the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevy Cobalt last month.
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