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Fuel Efficiency: Top Priority For Honda Civic
The demand for more fuel efficient vehicles has surely gone up. Compared to previous years, the demand is much higher these days perhaps because of the high fuel prices. And it looks like the Honda Motor Corporation is set out on providing the market with the right vehicle that would fill in the void.
What Honda will be doing would be actually to make sure that their factories, plants, and other facilities would be able to fill up the demand. The company would be making sure that their facilities would have an increase in production so much so that the production of those plants in North America could now start producing up to 60,000 units of Honda Civic models per year. These Honda Civic units would be those that are fuel efficient and would hold engines with four cylinders to better facilitate fuel efficiency. However, it is also important to note that these plants would still be producing other Honda vehicles and other parts Honda with that.
The key parts of this plan of Honda would include that by the February 2007, the company’s production facility in Canada that produces the Honda Pilot would then be transferring its share of load to the Alabama plant. Such a mode would actually make the Alabama plant create more vehicles. Then come April next year, the Honda Civic sedan models would then be produced in the plant in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Since 1998, the plant has only been creating light truck vehicles. However, this time, the company has decided that this plant would be the best facility wherein they would be able to produce more units of the popular vehicle.
As per these plans, the company’s executive vice president for their American arm, does say, “We have been challenged to keep up with record customer demand for our lineup of fuel efficient cars and trucks. Our flexible production system is a wonderful tool that enables Honda to better meet the demand of our customers and dealers in an efficient and timely way.”
At present, the Honda Civic units are built in two plants in North America. One is the East Liberty plant while the other one is the Alliston Plant.
About the Author: Jennifer Dylan is a 35-year-old gal who hails from San Francisco. She has a habit of updating herself on new car trends and models. She spends most of her time reading up on cars and hopes to test drive them. She works for one of the topnotch car parts dealer in the U.S.