2015 Honda Fit Production in Mexico To Benefit U.S. Consumers, Says Honda | Edmunds

2015 Honda Fit Production in Mexico To Benefit U.S. Consumers, Says Honda


Just the Facts:
  • U.S. consumers will benefit from the opening of Honda's new $800-million assembly plant in Celaya, Mexico, the automaker said on Friday.
  • "The new plant in North America will increase Honda's ability to meet customer demand for fuel-efficient subcompact models from within the region," Honda said in a statement.
  • The plant will build the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit and begin production late this year of a new compact SUV.

CELAYA, Mexico — U.S. consumers will benefit from the opening of Honda's new $800-million assembly plant in Celaya, Mexico, the automaker said on Friday.

"The new plant in North America will increase Honda's ability to meet customer demand for fuel-efficient subcompact models from within the region," Honda said in a statement.

The plant will build the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit and begin production late this year of a new compact SUV.

The Celaya facility will build about 200,000 units annually and will increase Honda's annual North American production capacity to 1.92 million units.

"In 2013, more than 90 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America," the company said. "This is expected to exceed 95 percent when the Celaya plant reaches full capacity."

The 2015 Fit was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It will arrive at dealerships in the spring. The Fit competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris.

Edmunds says: Some encouraging words from Honda for car shoppers who have their eye on the 2015 Honda Fit.

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