The Greensburg factory marked the start of production of the small sport-utilty vehicle Wednesday. Officials announced plans last year to spend $52 million on preparing the factory for CR-V production.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana announced the SUV will join the Civic sedan in being assembled at the Greensburg plant. Honda said the move coincides with ending production of the CR-V in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry. U.S. sales of models manufactured in Indiana in 2012 by General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Subaru outpaced the national rate, rising 17 percent.