TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. plans to stop building the Accord at its East Liberty, Ohio, plant by the fall of 2006. The car still will be built at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio.
The Accord's departure from the East Liberty plant will make room for the Honda CR-V SUV and increased production of the redesigned Civic. The Civic will be redesigned for the United States this fall.
Next year when Honda redesigns the CR-V, it will shift production of the vehicle for the United States to East Liberty from England.
That plan will raise overall production next year at the East Liberty plant to full capacity of 240,000 units, including production of the Element SUV. That's up from 203,000 planned for this year.
The Accord was put on the assembly line at the East Liberty plant in January to raise capacity there.
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