Win for Indiana: Honda to produce 2013 Civic Hybrid in the US
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In a move that should benefit US manufacturing, Honda has announced it will move production of the 2013 Civic Hybrid to Indiana. The move will mark the first time the Civic Hybrid sedan has been made outside of Japan since it launched in 2001.
Thanks to the spiraling costs associated with building cars in Japan and shipping them to the U.S., Honda has announced that the 2013 Civic Hybrid will be made in the U.S.
Currently made in Japan and shipped to customers in North America, the U.S. version of the four-door compact hybrid sedan will commence at Honda’s Indiana manufacturing facility early next year.
Identical to the current Civic Hybrid -- which underwent a total redesign for 2012 -- the 2013 Civic Hybrid should match the 2012 Civic Hybrid’s 44 mpg EPA rating for both city and highway driving.