17 August 2018

Honda Canada/Mex Production (Plant) : 2016-17

Apparently it snows in Canada

Honda made 430,164 vehicles in Canada (+4.6%) and 213,449 in Mexico (-16.3%). Adding the two, it becomes a total of 643,613 (-3.4%). Mexico's issue was the end of the CR-V being made there, otherwise it was OK. However, recent flooding has stopped production at Honda's plant in Mexico (Celaya) for about three months. The other facility (El Salto) is still operational. Canada was very stable numerically.


Honda Canada – Model


2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-

Total 430,164
4.6 411,162
6.8

CR-V 219,966 34.2 7.1 205,400 30.8 -0.4

Civic 210,198 32.7 2.2 205,762 30.9 15.1

Honda Mexico – Model

Total 213,449
-16.3
254,982
22.7

HR-V 157,418 24.5 -8.5 172,090 25.8 71.4

Fit 56,031 8.7 137 23,604 3.5 -46.6

CR-V -
n/a 59,288 8.9 -6.1




Grand Total 643,613
-3.4 666,144
12.4

Data source: Honda.

The HR-V

Honda/Acura US Production (Plant) : 2016-17

The Honda Pilot SUV

The Honda brand produced 1,038,024 vehicles in the US and 169,794 of the Acura. Production volume was - 5.6% for Honda and -11.1% for Acura, with a combined -6.4%. The Accord and Civic models were down, while the CR-V and Pilot were up.

The Civic is made in Greensburg, Indiana and it took on the CR-V to compensate for loss of Civic volume. The Lincoln, Alabama plant lost a bit with Acura but gained with Honda. The reverse took place with the East Liberty, Ohio facility. Balancing these things is important in keeping plants productive. The Acura NSX is made in a special, high tech facility which such a model requires.


Honda USA – Plant


2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-

Total 1,038,024
-5.6 1,099,115
3.5

Marysville - 327,425 31.5 -13.5 378,393 34.4 -0.3

Accord 327,425

378,393


Lincoln - 321,582 31.0 5.3 305,276 27.8 7.7

Odyssey 118,888

130,586


Pilot 163,412

140,091


Ridgeline 39,282

34,599


Greensburg - 239,721 23.1 -3.7 248,820 22.6 14.0

Civic 146,580

248,820


CR-V 93,085





Insight 56





East Liberty - 149,296 14.4 -10.4 166,626 15.2 -8.0

CR-V 149,296

166,626


Acura USA – Plant


2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-

Total 169,794
-11.1 190,937
-8.0

East Liberty - 81,222 7.8 20.4 67,472 6.1 12.4

RDX 56,979

67,472


RDX 24,243





Marysville - 51,888 5.0 -11.2 58,453 5.3 -28.0

TL/TLX 42,080

43,156


ILX 9,808

15,297


Lincoln - 35,759 3.4 -44.4 64,300 5.9 -2.9

MDX 35,759

64,300


PMC Ohio - 925 0.1 29.9 712 0.1

NSX 925

712


Now for a summary of both brands by model. I have to say that the company seems to have a laissez-faire attitude to Acura. There is little effort to push the marque beyond it present boundaries in sales markets nor product.

As for the Honda brand, it is very strong in the US although cars sales are in decline and that is where much reliance is currently placed. The Pilot and CR-V are two SUVs but maybe another would be useful. The Ridgeline pickup truck is a solid effort but lacks variants and options. The move away from cars has to be something Honda is watching.


Honda USA – Model


2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-

Accord 327,425 27.1 -13.5 378,393 29.3 -0.3

CR-V 242,381 20.1 45.5 166,626 12.9 -5.3

Pilot 163,412 13.5 16.6 140,091 10.9 5.6

Civic 146,580 12.1 -41.1 248,820 19.3 14.0

Odyssey 118,888 9.8 -9.0 130,586 10.1 -13.3

Ridgeline 39,282 3.3 13.5 34,599 2.7

Total Honda 1,037,968
-5.6 1,099,115
3.5

Acura USA – Model


2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-

MDX 60,002 5.8 -6.7 64,300 5.9 -2.9

RDX 56,979 5.5 -15.6 67,472 6.1 12.4

TL/TLX 42,080 4.1 -2.5 43,156 3.9 -18.9

ILX 9,808 0.9 -35.9 15,297 1.4 -45.4

NSX 925 0.1
712 0.1

Total Acura 169,794 -11.1 190,937 -8.0




Grand Total 1,207,762
-6.4 1,290,052
1.6

Data source: Honda.

The Acura CDX doing a narcissus impression