ALLISTON, ON, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) is celebrating the start of mass production for the fourth-generation Honda CR-V in Alliston, Ontario on January 23, 2012.
This is the first time Honda will be producing the CR-V at its Alliston facility. With the addition of the CR-V, Honda will now be manufacturing its top two best-selling Canadian vehicles, Civic and CR-V, here in Canada. Starting in 2012, it is expected that 70 per cent of Honda vehicles sold in Canada will be built in Canada.
The inclusion of the CR-V in HCM's production lineup makes HCM Plant 2 the first Honda plant in North America to produce four distinct models on one line, a demonstration of the flexibility and capability of HCM and its Associates.
|WHAT||Official line-off ceremony for the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V, produced for the first time at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario. Tours* of Plant 2, where the CR-V is produced, are available.|
| PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: 2012 Honda CR-V being driven off the line in official ceremony at Honda of Canada Mfg. Official key hand-off from HCM to Honda Canada. Speakers include:
- The Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
|WHEN||Monday, January 23, 2012|
| - 1st ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. (Plant 2 Tour* begins at 1:15 p.m.)
- 2nd ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.
|*Photography is not permitted on the tours, but photos will be provided.|
|| Honda of Canada Mfg. Plant 2
6900 Industrial Parkway, Alliston, ON
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