Canada to produce new Honda truck

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  1. Ed

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    http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/01/04/honda_040104

    ALLISTON, ONT. - Honda announced plans Sunday to make a new sports utility truck at an assembly plant in Ontario, driving federal and provincial politicians to toot some horns about the economy.

    "We welcome Honda's decision to build this new sports utility truck in Canada," Industry Minister Lucienne Robillard said in a news release.

    The move "reaffirms that Canada has what it takes to attract new automotive investment," he said.

    The factory in Alliston, about 60 kilometres north of Toronto, opened almost 20 years ago. It employs more than 5,000 men and women who make cars, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles sold to over 10 countries – including the U.S., Japan and Australia.

    "Honda's decision to build its new sports utility truck is tremendous news for the people of Alliston and all of Ontario," said Joseph Cordiano, the province's minister of economic development and trade. "(It) demonstrates the company's strong confidence in Ontario as a great place to do business."

    The Canadian site will be the main production plant for the new truck worldwide. Production is expected to begin in 2005.

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  2. Shafft

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  3. billybob

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    wow, good news for the Alliston Honda plant..... It would be a shame to see these built in Mexico or some shit.

    Now, all honda needs is a truck to rival the Nissan Titan. Thats a fucking truck.
     
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    Sweeet! :bigthumb:
     
  5. melrhombus

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    That looks like a ass kickin' truck....
     
  6. ~La~Aruca~

    try to lick ur elbow

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    that truck looks awsome :D
     
  7. Lex Lucas

    feels good.

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    Cool shit, saw it on TV last night.
     
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    Hardly a surprise since its built on the Odyssey frame. Good to hear though.
     
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  10. Chris

    Sandbar..anywhere better?

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    Built on the Pilot/MDX frame......hopefully they give it a rear wheel drive....and an 8 cylinder
     
  11. redliner

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    I knew in the summer when working in alliston..that is old news to me :)
     
  12. bluenosersx

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    i like :)

    hopefully not as plasticy as the element though or the avalanche (which it kinda looks like)
     
  13. melrhombus

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    Yeah but can you clean the inside out with a garden hose?
    I never did get why that was used as a selling point for the element.
     
  14. Ed

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    :rofl: i've never heard that before
    that's hilarious!
     
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    i know the pic on the link is just a concept drawing and all but it looks like something that would come out of my box of apple jacks, Honda better have a good design for this one and not come out with another shoe box on wheels :wtf:
     
  16. Chris

    Sandbar..anywhere better?

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    If you owned one and with kids....you would understand.....took my wife 5 mins to clean hers.....it was great....mind you she didn't use a garden hose but a scrub bucket and brush and shopvac.......and it was good to go.......
     
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    Yes finaly a Honda Truck
     

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