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Honda opens second plant in Mexico

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MEXICO – Japanese auto manufacturer Honda opened a state of the art assembly plant in central Mexico Saturday.

The eight hundred million dollar plant has the capacity to produce about 200,000 vehicles annually. The plant is expected to boost Honda’s North America car production capacity to nearly two million units.

The factory will produce the Honda Fit Hatchback as well as a new compact sport-utility vehicle largely for the American market.

The plant is expected to generate more than 3,000 jobs.

Mexico’s president and Honda’s CEO were present for the plant’s unveiling.