Honda has begun manufacturing the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan at its plant in Alliston, Ontario. Scheduled to go on sale at dealerships across the US and Canada in November, the tenth-generation Civic is described by the automaker as “the most ambitious remake of Civic in the model’s 43-year history.”
As the global lead plant for the tenth-generation Civic, Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM) will not only be the first plant in the world to launch the new Civic into mass production, but is also responsible for developing the manufacturing processes and technologies to be adopted by all 11 Honda plants globally that will build the new Civic model.
Honda recently announced a significant investment of $857 million (€754 million) over three years to modernize its production facilities in Alliston. The 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe for North American markets will also be built at Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana, while the new 1.5-liter turbo engine will be made exclusively at the Honda engine plant in Anna, Ohio.
The Civic is Honda’s best-selling model globally, the most popular compact car with individual US car buyers for 9 years running and the outright best-selling car in Canada for 17 consecutive years. The tenth-generation Civic family will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback and the first-ever Civic Type-R model for the North American market.
Honda has produced more than 9 million Civics in North America since 1986, including more than 4.5 million in Canada and nearly 4.5 million in the United States. Cumulative sales of Civic in North America since its 1973 launch exceed 12 million units, including more than 10.2 million sales in the US and 1.9 million sales in Canada.