The East Liberty Auto Plant reached a milestone with the production of its one millionth CR-V sport utility vehicle this past Monday, December 2. The plant began production in 1989 and produced its first, third-generation Honda CR-V sport utility in September 2006.
“I am very proud of ELP associates for reaching this milestone in a year when the plant also earned IQS recognition while exporting models all over the world.” said Noboru Takahashi, Plant Manager.
With the dedication of its associates, the Honda CR-V has earned a host of favorable ratings, including a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1 and a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It has also garnered awards and accolades from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, U.S. News & World Report and others.
“Over the years, ELP has been challenged to introduce new technologies,” said Takahashi. “This pioneering mindset has made it possible for ELP to be recognized with these honors.”
The East Liberty Auto Plant has also made a strong presence in the Initial Quality Study (IQS) released by J.D. Power & Associates earlier this year ranking the Honda CR-V as first in its segment for the second consecutive year. The one millionth CR-V marks a great achievement for the ELP Team.