Honda to increase HR-V crossover production for North America
With 2016 Honda HR-V compact crossover sales outpacing the Japanese manufactured Fit in North America, Honda kicks it up a notch.
This week Honda-Torque News reports from Spain with a slightly different slant on the news. Looking to European Automotive News, we discover that Honda Motor Company has plans for expanding 2016 HR-V crossover production in Guadalajara, Mexico. Looking to the numbers, it appears that 2016 Honda HR-V has outflanked Fit in popularity -- in the U.S.A. anyway.
As shared by Torque News last week in this report, HR-V continues to outpace 2016 Honda Fit sales in North America, and continues to exceed sales expectation in Honda’s growing subcompact crossover segment. Personally, I love the utility and price point of HR-V, and find its 3rd generation Fit format platform and magic seat -flat deck cargo capacity to be astounding.
When revealed by Honda in Miami Beach, Florida, Honda’s Jeff Conrad had boldly predicted a yearly production run of 75,000 units for HR-V sighting the Celaya , Mexico plant as the source. According A.H.M.C, over 100,000 Fit world Compact Platformed HR-Vs were produced in Mexico and exported worldwide in 2015.
In the meantime, 2016 Honda Fit production has been returned to Japan with HR-V production expanded into Guadalajara , Mexico, and CR-V production transitioned back to Ohio. Honda looks to filling a greater consumer demand as the concept, high fuel efficiency crossover segment continues to grow. Customization of Honda’s underated 5-door hatchback? Yes!