Indiana Auto Plant First in the US to Mass Produce 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
GREENSBURG, Ind. — The Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) just got a big job. After receiving a more than $50 million investment, it became the first auto plant in the country to mass-produce the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback.
The auto plant, located in Greensburg, received a $50.2 million investment to help prepare the facility for mass production of the new version of Civic. And, on Monday, the plant kick-started production and unveiled its new vehicle.
Governor Eric Holcomb, U.S. Representative Greg Pence, Senator Todd Young and Greensburg Mayor Joshua Marsh were all at the facility to celebrate the plant building the new vehicle.
IAP is one of two Honda plants in the world that are currently producing the new Civic Hatchback. According to Honda, its associates in Indiana leveraged their decades of experience with Civic production to take on production of the new car.
“We are proud the Indiana Auto Plant has been chosen to lead production in North America for an all-new model like the 2022 Civic Hatchback that is playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. market,” said Larry Geise, plant lead at IAP. “Being selected to build the Civic Hatchback speaks to the experienced workforce we have here in Indiana and highlights the confidence Honda has in our associates to build the quality cars and light trucks our customers love.”
IAP was also the first Honda plant in the U.S. to build the Acura ILX in 2012, Honda Insight in 2019, and CR-V Hybrid in 2020.