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Production Starts for Tenth Generation Civic at Honda's Alliston Plant

Photo Credit: Honda of Canada Manufacturing

For the tenth generation model of their staple Civic compact car, Honda has made monumental strides insuring the new vehicle's successful 2016 model year release.

After getting chastised by the automotive press and some previous owners for being too conservative with the creation of the ninth generation Civic, Honda has now been forced to make a riskier move for 2016. Seeking to regain some of the Honda Civic's lustre as a segment leader in direct tune with the demands of the consumer, the larger vehicle offers a turbocharged engine option, high-tech interior features and last but not least a bold, cutting-edge styling. This week at Alliston's Honda of Canada Manufacturing plant, the all-new 2016 Civic Sedan begins the trek towards new car customers bracing to find a receptive audience.

Rolling off the Canadian assembly line on Tuesday, the first production examples of the four-door 2016 Civic came together with celebrated fare among Honda of Canada Manufacturing. President of Honda's manufacturing arm Dan Smith as well as the president and CEO of Honda Canada Jerry Chenkin were present in Alliston, Ontario to welcome global production of the car. "Our team also set a new benchmark, taking on the incredible challenge of being the lead plant for the global launch of this new Civic, and we're committed to delivering world-class Civic quality for our customers here in North America and around the world," said Honda of Canada Manufacturing's president Dan Smith. 



Photo Credit: Honda of Canada Manufacturing



The best-selling brand in Canada 17 years consecutively, the Honda Civic has made a cozy home in the country. Complying to the demands of drivers, Civic's Canadian connection is aided by the fact the vehicle contributes to employment. Honda's Alliston, Ontario based operations is entering into its 30th anniversary where 4,000 employees (classified as associates by the auto company). When the first 2016 Honda Civic Sedan left the assembly line of the Alliston facility on Tuesday, it was the first time a North American production plant led the construction of an all-new generation of the car. Production of the new Honda Civic was made possible thanks to a $857-million dollar investment made into the Alliston manufacturing complex (a contribution of ten percent of that investment value was also made by the provincial government of Ontario). Globally, the 2016 Honda Civic will be built at a total of 11 manufacturing facilities.

On the North American continent, more than 9 million Honda Civics has been produced split relatively evenly with the Canadian Alliston plant and American production factories. Currently, Greensburg, Indiana serves as the home of Civic production in the United States. Boasting a immense North American manufacturing presence created over an extended period of time, Honda has been building vehicles stateside since 1982 as well as in Canada since 1986.

Leading tenth generation Honda Civic production with the sedan variant, the automaker promises the imminent arrival of the two-door coupe, Si models, a five-door and the Civic Type-R are also being promised for the North American driving public in the near future.

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