Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Begins Production of All-New 10th-Generation 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
Oct 27, 2015 - GREENSBURG, IN
- All-new 2016 Civic Sedan going on sale in the U.S. in November
- 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe for N.A. markets produced in Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario
Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) today celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan which will arrive at dealerships nationwide in November.
The all-new 10th-generation Honda Civic Sedan is the most ambitious remake of Civic in the model's 43-year history. Civic is Honda's best-selling model all-time on a global basis, with cumulative U.S. sales of Civic since its 1973 debut totaling more than 10.2 million cars. Civic also is the most popular compact car with individual U.S. car buyers for nine consecutive years1.
"The Honda Civic is one of the most successful and enduring models in our company's history," said Bob Nelson, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. "Our team of Indiana associates is incredibly proud to build this new and innovative Civic Sedan and we are committed to using our experience to deliver the tremendous quality and reliability that our customers expect."
HMIN has invested nearly $97 million during the last three years in the Greensburg facility to adopt new manufacturing processes and technologies to enhance the quality and delivery of its Indiana-built vehicles.
"Our team of associates took on a number of new manufacturing approaches that are key to helping this 2016 Honda Civic create new value for our customers," said Troy Niemeier, new model leader for the 2016 Civic at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. "We are excited about sharing this labor of love with our customers in the coming weeks."
More than 9 million Civics have been produced in North America since 1986, including nearly 4.5 million in the U.S. Since HMIN began production in Indiana in 2008, more than 1.05 million Civics have been manufactured. Civic is also being built at a Honda plant in Alliston, Ontario, with the new turbo engine built exclusively at the Honda engine plant in Anna, Ohio.
The Civic sedan is the first in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback with the first-ever Civic Type-R model for the North American market, comprising the most diverse and innovative lineup in Civic's 43-year history.
Backing up the new Civic's dramatic and sporty design with new power and efficiency, for the first time the 2016 Civic will feature two all-new engines – including Honda turbo engine technology. These powerful and fuel-efficient new engines, combined with a sophisticated new body and chassis design, deliver incredibly responsive and sporty performance with a higher level of ride refinement and class-leading fuel efficiency.
HMIN became Honda's fourth auto plant in the U.S. and its seventh in North America when it began production of Civic sedans on October 9, 2008. With employment over 2,300 and capital investment of $900 million, HMIN manufactures automobiles primarily for the U.S. market, with some Civics produced for export to markets outside of North America. HMIN has the capacity to produce 250,000 Civic vehicles and last year it sourced more than $2.4 billion in OEM parts from 57 suppliers. HMIN maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints of any automobile plant in Honda's global production network.
About Honda in North America
Honda operates 18 manufacturing facilities in North America, including eight automobile plants with the capacity to produce nearly 2 million Honda and Acura automobiles annually, using domestic and globally sourced parts. This comprises more than 90 percent of the new Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the region. The company has invested more than $22 billion in its North American manufacturing operations with cumulative purchases from North American parts suppliers surpassing $330 billion.
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