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Honda discontinues CR-V, Civic as it shuts Greater Noida plant

The automaker said the decision to stop production at the plant, which came up in 1997, has been taken as part of realignment of manufacturing operations to improve business efficiency.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: December 23, 2020 11:36:16 pm
honda greater noida plantEmployees carry out final visual inspections of Honda Motor Co. Mobilio vehicles on the production line at the Honda Cars India Ltd. plant in Greater Noida, India, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (Photographer: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg)

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Wednesday said it will discontinue its CR-V and Civic models in the country, as the automaker formally announced the closure of manufacturing operations at its Greater Noida facility in Uttar Pradesh. Both these models were being manufactured at the plant.

The automaker said the decision to stop production at the plant, which came up in 1997, has been taken as part of realignment of manufacturing operations to improve business efficiency.

“To maintain sustainability of operations by leveraging production and supply chain efficiencies, the company has decided to consolidate the manufacturing operations for vehicles and components at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan with immediate effect for all domestic sales and exports”, HCIL said in a statement.

All head office functions, India R&D centre and spare parts operations (including warehouse) for automobile, two wheeler and power product business would however continue to operate from Greater Noida location, it added.

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