General Motors is gearing up to build electrified versions of Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States and Mexico, a recent report from Automotive News revealed. This follows a previous announcement by GM Authority regarding a new strategic alliance between GM and Honda.
According to the Automotive News report, GM is looking to build two electric cars for Honda in the next few years. More specifically, a new Honda EV will be built in Mexico, while another EV for its sub-brand Acura will be assembled in the US.
Honda didn’t say which vehicles will be produced and where the assembly will be located, but the company said it “looks forward to sharing new information on our North American electrification strategy later this year.” GM, on the other hand, didn’t comment on the report.
If recent reports are true, the new Honda electric car will roll off GM’s Ramos Arizpe assembly, where the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox SUVs are also produced. Meanwhile, the Acura model is expected to be produced at GM’s facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5, and XT6 are built. Both plants are up for retooling in the near future, meaning it won’t be a problem for GM to assemble EVs in these facilities whether it’s for the brand or for Honda.
With the formation of the strategic alliance between GM and Honda, the two companies look to jointly develop electric cars using Honda’s OnStar technology and share vehicle platforms for both electric vehicles and internal combustion propulsion systems.