- Posted April 2, 2014 by
Honda starts new Fit production in Mexico
Honda announced late last month that they had produced a total of 20 million automobiles in North America since they started Accord production in Marysville, Ohio in 1982. Accord production in the U.S. hit 10 million units as well last month.
According to Honda, nearly 95 percent of cars sold under the Honda and Acura brands in the U.S. are produced in North America. One of the few vehicles not currently built in the U.S. is the Fit, which just had its next generation unveiled, and will be available at dealers such as http://www.edvoyles.com/honda/dealer/atlanta.
A new plant in Celaya, Mexico recently began producing the 2015 Honda Fit, allowing Honda to build nearly every product they sell in the U.S. in North America. Honda states that they will have the capacity to build 1.92 million vehicles per year in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The new Fit brings more efficient engines and transmissions, with a six-speed manual and CVT automatic available at launch. Features such as Bluetooth, LED taillights, cruise control and keyless entry are standard, with options like Honda’s LaneWatch system and a touchscreen audio interface available on higher spec EX and EX-L trims.
Atlanta area buyers will soon be able to check out the new Fit by checking inventory at http://www.edvoyles.com/ when the car becomes available later this year.