Associates at Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new, 6th generation, 2023 Honda CR-V. HCM is the global lead plant for CR-V production, which has been built in Canada since 2012.  In the coming days, production¹ of the all-new CR-V will follow at the Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) and the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio.

Next month, production of the Honda CR-V hybrid model will start in Canada, followed by IAP and ELP.  Honda plans to increase production of the hybrid model to 50 percent of CR-V sales in North America, which is a key step in Honda’s overall electrification strategy.

“Becoming the global lead plant for the 2023 Honda CR-V was a big challenge, and I’m proud of our experienced team at Honda of Canada Manufacturing and the level of teamwork we had in North America to create this incredible new product for our customers,” said Clement D’Souza, senior vice president of HCM. “Next up is the CR-V hybrid that is more important than ever to the CR-V lineup and a model we are very excited to deliver to our Canadian customers for the first time.”

The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V debuts with a rugged yet sophisticated design, including three turbocharged trim levels, LX, Sport, EX-L and the Touring Hybrid trim.

Perfect for daily life or weekend escapes, the new CR-V is longer and wider with premium proportions and a significantly broader stance, further advancing the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end. Honda’s most popular SUV backs up its strong new looks with a more fun-to-drive personality, more confident and refined dynamics, and increased torque and capability.

A year ago, HCM Line 1 served as the lead plant in North America for the production launch of the all-new 2022 Civic.  Now, Line 2 at HCM is the global lead plant for CR-V. CR-V production will launch at the Indiana Auto Plant and the East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio in the coming weeks. All three plants worked closely together to implement new technologies and processes for CR-V to deliver an innovative and consistently high-quality product for Honda’s North American customers.