Honda looks to expand U.S. capacity to feed high demand

In an apparent sharp contrast to Auto News James B. Treece’s opinion that Honda Motors is in trouble, the automaker has announced it is considering expanding its U.S. plants and even adding a new one. In particular, demand for its award-winning new Civic is also forcing the company to consider importing models from its Japanese and U.K. facilities until a decision is made.

Said Takeo Fukui, CEO of Honda, "In the short term we are looking at raising imports from Japan and the U.K. to meet demand. On a medium- or long-term basis, we should look to increase production in North America and we are making a plan for that at the moment.''

[Source: AIADA via Bloomberg via The Auto Channel]


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