Honda of Canada Manufacturing Inc. began building the Honda Pilot April 15. The new sport-utility is built in Alliston, Ontario, alongside the Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX. North American truck production for the year reached 3 million units on Monday, April 29. That is nine days earlier than in 2001. U.S. transplant car and truck production reached 1 million units on Monday, April 29. That is one day earlier than in 2001. Overtime for the week ending Saturday, May 4, was at its highest level in 22 months. Thirty-four plants worked some overtime during the past week.
The last time more plants worked overtime was the week ending June 17, 2000, when 35 plants worked overtime.