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Region Canada

Facility / Location

Models Produced

Honda of Canada Mfg. Alliston Auto Plants 1 & 2 Alliston, Ontario

Plant 1: Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Si (Coupe and Sedan), Acura CSX Plant 2: Civic Sedan, Acura MDX, Acura ZDX

North America Manufacturing

North American Manufacturing Facilities

Honda Canada was the first company from a Japanese automaker to produce cars in Canada. The two auto plants incorporate major production operations including stamping, welding, painting and assembly. Plant 1, which began mass production in 1986, builds the Honda Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, Civic Si (coupe and sedan) and the Acura CSX, a model produced exclusively for the Canadian market. Plant 2 began mass production in fall 1998. The plant has built Odyssey minivans and Ridgeline pickups. At the end of 2009, the plant was building the Acura MDX, Civic Sedan, (added in April 2007), Acura ZDX crossover vehicle (added in May 2009).

Honda of Canada Mfg. Alliston Engine Plant Alliston, Ontario

4-cylinder engines

In 2008, Honda of Canada Mfg. began producing 4-cylinder automobile engines at a new $154 million engine plant. The plant produces engines for the Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, produced in the two adjacent automobile plants. In a first for any North American automobile engine plant, the Canada plant uses primarily recycled aluminum processed at an adjacent facility and delivered directly to the plant in its molten state, eliminating the re-melt step and reducing overall energy use.


Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Motorcycle/Parts Plant El Salto, Estado de Jalisco

Motorcycles Automobile parts

The Jalisco plant produces complete motorcycles and replacement parts for Honda cars and motorcycles. The motorcycles include models produced exclusively for sale in Mexico and models sold in Mexico and exported to the U.S. The replacement parts include stamped metal parts and bumpers for previous model year Honda vehicles. The plant also produces current Accord parts for mass production.

Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Automobile Plant El Salto, Estado de Jalisco


The Jalisco automobile and engine plant shifted from production of Accord Sedans to production of CR-V sport-utility vehicles in the fall of 2007. At the same time, the plant’s capacity was increased to 50,000 units annually to help meet demand for the CR-V in North America.

Note: Each plant uses domestic and globally sourced parts.

Began Production

Plant Size

Nov. 1986

3.4 million sq. ft.

Sept. 2008

263,177 sq. ft.

March 1988

282,000 sq. ft.

Nov. 1995

258,000 sq. ft.



Annual Capacity 390,000 vehicles



3,900 (auto and engine plants)

$2.7 billion Cdn dollars (includes $154 million invested in new engine plant)

200,000 engines

see above

$154 million Cdn dollars

10,000 100 & C-90 motorcycles


$90 million U.S. dollars

9,000 Big Red MUVs

1.4 million plastic parts

1 million molded metal parts

50,000 vehicles 50,000 engines


$103 million U.S. dollars

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