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Honda slows Accord, Civic output as buyers shift to SUVs

Published : Sunday, 21 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 112

April 20: Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as US buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks.
The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant, in part to prepare the factory to produce future electric vehicles. The shift is expected to resume production in several years.
The line being shut down produces about 55,000 vehicles a year, most of which are Accord sedans, Honda said. In addition, some production of the CR-V small SUV in Marysville will go to a factory in Greensburg, Indiana, where production of the compact Civic will be reduced.
While production is slowed in Marysville, Honda will update the plant's manufacturing capability to prepare for new technology including electric vehicles, Honda said in a statement.    -AP










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