The production of the tenth generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan first commenced in Honda’s lead plant in Alliston,Canada on October 20. Soon after, the all-new model’s production has started in Indiana plant in the USA also.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) has invested nearly US$97 million over the last three years to adopt new manufacturing processes and technologies for quality delivery of the vehicles that will come out of its production line.
“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.”
The production of the Civic started in 1986 in North America and 9 million units have been produced since then. HMIN started production in Indiana in 2008 and until now more than 1.05 million Civics rolled off the production line. The new turbo engine that is present in the new offering is built exclusively at the Honda engine plant in Anna, Ohio.
The tenth generation is the most ambitious remake of the Honda Civic in its 43-year history and for the first time in North America its Type-R variant will also be sold. Apart from the sedan, there will also be a coupe version, Si sporty variants and a 5-door hatchback version.