To be able to achieve that status, Honda will need to increase supply and to do so management is looking at adding more shifts and overtime at the East Liberty, Ohio, and Alliston, Ontario, plants. Production has already been increased 24.8% and 6.6% respectively at the Ontario and Ohio plans through April, but supply levels are still falling, reports Automotive News.
Other more drastic actions Honda is investigating include adding a new plant in Indiana to build more Civics as well as moving production of the slower selling Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup away from its Alliston plant to free up capacity for more Civics.
The Civic sedan with a four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission sells for $15,645, including shipping. It gets 25mpg in the city and 36mpg on the highway.