Honda CR-V Production Gets Boost With $52-Million Investment | Edmunds

Honda CR-V Production Gets Boost With $52-Million Investment

GREENSBURG, Indiana Honda will invest $52 million in its Greensburg, Indiana assembly plant to boost output of the best-selling Honda CR-V compact SUV.

The Japanese automaker on Tuesday announced it was making the investment to "support its early-2017 production startup" of the popular CR-V.

The action will "meet strong and growing demand for its light-truck models," Honda said.

The CR-V competes in one of the hottest vehicle segments in the U.S. It was the top-selling compact crossover in the U.S. in 2015.

Key rivals include the Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.

Honda said it is adding 100 new jobs in Indiana to support the launch of CR-V production next year.

The Indiana plant will continue to produce the Honda Civic sedan.

This gives the facility "both the top retail-selling compact car in America and the outright best-selling SUV," Honda said.

Edmunds says: This major investment will make it easier for car shoppers to get their hands on the American-made Civic and CR-V.

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