Ever since its debut in the US market two years ago, the Honda Fit has proved enormously popular and sales have been limited by supply from the Japanese factory that produces the Fit. With the continuing decline in sales of the Pilot and Odyssey, Honda now has some extra capacity in North America. As a result, it makes perfect sense to consider adding more popular models to those facilities. During the LA Auto Show last week, Honda VP Corporate Planning Dan Bonawitz acknowledged that the company has only 19 days supply of Fits at US dealers and is indeed considering shifting some production here. Honda has already consolidated production of the SUV and van at a single plant in Alabama which is running below capacity. If Honda does add Fit production in the US it likely wouldn't start for at least a year.


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[Source: MarketWatch]

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