First Honda Civic Rolls Off Indiana Assembly Line

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A few months back we produced an in-depth series about the future of auto manufacturing in Indiana, including a stop in Greensburg, where Honda was yet to open its new assembly plant. Today, the company announced that the first Honda Civic sedan has rolled off the new line.

The Civic has been in high demand since this summer’s gas-price roller coaster, and Honda simply couldn’t increase supply enough with just imports. The new flexible plant in Greensburg will boost Honda’s North American production by more than 200,000 vehicles a year, the company says.

Honda’s assembly plant in East Liberty, Ohio, also produces Civics, but the hybrid version of the car is still manufactured in Japan.

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