Honda of Canada Mfg. associates perform final inspections

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan was officially unveiled in mid-September this year in the United States. Now, production of the tenth-generation Civic has officially begun, led for the first time by Honda of Canada Mfg (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario.

Production of the Civic sedan for the North American market will be undertaken by two companies – Honda Manufacturing of Greensburg, Indiana, and the other being HCM.

Being the lead global plant for the all-new Honda Civic, HCM will be the first plant in the world to put the sedan into mass production. Additionally, it will also be responsible for developing the manufacturing processes and technologies that will form the manufacturing base for the Civic’s production at all 11 Honda plants worldwide producing said model.

Since 1986, more than nine million units of the Civic have been produced in North America, split equally between the Canadian and American plants.

Honda has big plans for the Civic, offering it in several model varieties – a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a five-door hatchback and the first-ever Civic Type R model for the North American market. Other big updates include the adoption of a 1.5 litre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine. The new Civic also gets an upgrade to its safety offerings, including the comprehensive Honda Sensing suite and a new airbag design as well.