GAC Honda to absorb Honda Automobile China, will produce Accord sedan from April

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 30 Mar 2020


GAC Honda Automobile Co (GAC Honda), the joint venture company of Honda in China, today announced that it will absorb its wholly-owned subsidiary, Honda Automobile (China) effective April 1, 2020. As a result of this merger, Honda Automobile (China) will be renamed as the Guangzhou Development District Factory of GAC Honda.

Honda Automobile (China) was established in 2003 as China's first automobile production plant dedicated exclusively for export. In a bid to make production operation more flexible and efficient and to improve its business structure, Honda Automobile (China) was made a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2018, and will now be absorbed by GAC Honda.

Under the new name, Guangzhou Development District Factory, the plant will begin producing Accord for the China domestic market starting in April, while continuing to produce and export the City model for the Mexican market.

With the addition of the 50,000-unit production capacity of Guangzhou Development District Factory, the total production capacity of GAC Honda will be 770,000 units a year. GAC Honda will continue expanding the joy of mobility through advancing its production system by increasing efficiency and flexibility and by delivering products that provide value to its customers in a timely manner.