Alliston, Ontario — Honda’s Alliston, Ont. plant celebrated the assembly of its ten millionth vehicle on Monday, a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid, marking a significant milestone for the company’s Canadian presence.
Honda’s Alliston plant, the Japanese OEM’s first step into Canada in 1986, and eventual adopted child of Ontario’s auto assembly sector, has seen numerous iconic Honda models pass through its production lines over the decades, according to a press release from Honda of Canada.
The plant has historically built Accord, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline and Acura EL, CSX and ZDX vehicles, but now mainly focuses on CR-Vs, Civics and four-cylinder engines.
“This achievement is a testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of generations of Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) associates, I want to thank and congratulate them on this historic milestone,” said president and CEO of Honda Canada, Jean Marc Leclerc.
“Since 1986, HCM has been a class leader in Canadian automotive manufacturing and production and one of Honda’s most important facilities on a global scale. It’s been a pillar of the local economy and community for decades and will be for generations to come.”
Honda estimates that it sells about 100,000 Canadian-built Civic and CR-V vehicles annually.