Honda has a bright future ahead with the 2017 CR-V. It is but normal for Honda to pool in resources for the new vehicle as it gears toward the best-selling title. With this, Honda had started production of the new 2017 CR-V tapping in its own U.S. based plant to lead the production for the first time.
US-Based Plant Leads The Charge
According to a report from Left Lane News, this is the first time that the Japanese automaker decided to have a U.S. based plants to lead a mass production efforts for a global model. As reported, Honda's bestselling crossover will be manufactured across its three facilities in North America along with the one in Ontario, Canada and a factory in Greensburg, Indiana.
East Liberty Plants Gains Honda's Trust
It seems that the Honda CR-V shows no sign of slowing down despite the growing competition. "It is a pretty competitive market, Honda does really well with the CR-V and we only see that growing." said Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive analyst in a report by Springfield News-Sun. Brinley also added that when Honda decided to let the East Liberty site lead the charge in the process of manufacturing, it showed its trust in the workforce of the East Liberty plant and with it now being in the lead is an accomplishment that shows the quality and expertise that Honda manufacturing in North America has built up over the years.
2017 Honda CR-V Powertrain Options
Buyers will have two options in the powertrain of the 2017 Honda CR-V. Left Lane News reported that the 2017 Honda CR-V will come with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine and a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. There are no details revealed yet regarding its fuel efficiency but it was mentioned that it should still be able to yield a high safety and better fuel efficiency rating with the new model's lighter frame design.