Toyota and Honda log production records at North American sites

Article by Anita Panait, on January 23, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. posted production records at their assembly sites in North America in 2013. Toyota produced 1.86 million Toyota and Lexus cars and light trucks at its sites in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Honda, meanwhile, built 1.78 million Honda and Acura vehicles in North America.

While production gains were not reflected in US sales, it could be seen through growth in exports to markets like South Korea and Latin America. Nissan and Honda, as well as Nissan Motor Co., have been expanding their vehicle and component plants in North America in order to insulate their earnings from currency swings that could render imports unprofitable, as well as to prevent over-reliance on parts sourced abroad.

In 2011, a number of natural disasters hit Asia, affecting several parts makers. As a result, the carmakers were forced to stall production for weeks. Toyota has expanded its Princeton site in Indiana to boost production of Highlander SUVs.

The carmaker will start producing Lexus ES sedans at its Georgetown site in Kentucky in 2015. Honda, meanwhile, is set to open a new site in Celaya, Mexico, for building Fit hatchbacks. In 2015, Honda will start producing Acura NSX supercars at a new experimental site in Marysville, Ohio.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A racing team is claiming that it has managed to break the lap record in its category in the ever-demanding Nurburgring circuit in 2016 while driving a road-going Volvo S60...
by - May 27, 2017
Aside from the officially confirmed BMW 8 Series, the next generation BMW M5 (F90) is getting a lot of attention from the fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers around the...
by - May 27, 2017
Automobili Lamborghini’s preparations for the production of its first ever sports utility vehicle, the new Lamborghini Urus, has reached new grounds as the Italian carmaker is disclosing plans to construct...
by - May 26, 2017
The upscale version of the GMC Yukon body-on-frame sport utility vehicle – the GMC Yukon Denali – has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. It now sports a new...
by - May 26, 2017
The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee...
by - May 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries