Efforts in North America will focus on the collaboration with General Motors Co., under which Honda Motor Co. is jointly developing two midsize to large EV models, set for sale in 2024.
Honda spending $4.2M, adding 34 jobs to produce hybrid CR-V in Greensburg
The CR-V Hybrid will be introduced in early 2020 and will be the company’s first electrified sport-utility vehicle in the United States. It is part of Honda’s larger plan to apply its two-motor, hybrid-electric system to all of its core U.S. models in the coming years.Read More
The plan is to have an electric vehicle that is priced lower than the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox EV. GM plans to roll out an electric Equinox small SUV next year with a starting price of around $30,000.
Production has started on a new car model at Honda’s factory in southeastern Indiana. Honda executives, workers and several state officials marked the start of mass production for the 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Greensburg plant during a ceremony this past week. The new Civic Hatchback becomes the third type of vehicle produced at the […]
The company said it plans to phase out all of its gasoline-powered vehicles in North America by 2040, making it the latest major automaker with a goal of becoming carbon neutral.
The closures involve six plants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including the company’s Indiana plant in Greensburg.
The plant employs 2,500 people—plus another 500 in a pool of temporary production workers whose numbers fluctuate depending on the company’s needs—and pays millions in taxes annually to state and local government.
The companies will collaborate based on GM’s next-generation battery system, both sides said, mainly for the North American market.
The automaker will debut a prototype of the 2019 Honda Insight at the North American Auto Show on Jan. 15. Manufactured in Greensburg, the high-end hybrid is set to hit the market next summer.
Andretti has captured three IndyCar Series championships with Honda engines—in 2004, 2005 and 2007—as well as five Indianapolis 500 victories.
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 LLC said the expansion of its Greensburg plant is expected to lead to 100 new jobs by the end of next year.
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.
Holiday sales, cheaper gas prices and low interest rates pushed U.S. auto sales to big gains in December, helping the industry close out a strong year.
Toyota built 1.86 million cars and light trucks at U.S., Canadian and Mexican plants in 2013, while Tokyo-based Honda made 1.78 million autos in North America.
The company's Greensburg facility turned out its first Honda Civic sedans on Oct. 9, 2008, with about 1,000 workers at the plant. Honda officials say the factory now has more than 2,000 employees.
Honda and Subaru led U.S. sales gains in August as auto demand beat projections and Asia-based carmakers, buoyed by Toyota Motor Corp., combined for their best month ever.
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.