Sunday, March 29, 2020
Honda Automobile (China) Will Cease to Exist by April
After the closure of its assembly plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna, as well as the plant that makes the Civic Type R, Honda is continuing to consolidate its global manufacturing footprint with the announcement that Honda Automobile (China) will cease to exist by April.
Honda’s first Chinese automobile production plant dedicated for export, Honda Automobile (China) will now be folded into GAC Honda Automobile—a joint-venture between Honda and Guangzhou Automobile Group. As a result of this merger, Honda Automobile (China) will now officially be renamed, Guangzhou Development District Factory of GAC Honda.
Under its new name, the plant will begin producing Accord for the China domestic market starting in April, while continuing to produce and export the City model for the Mexican market.
With the addition of the 50,000-unit production capacity of this plant, GAC Honda will now be able to produce 770,000 units annually.