The line between import and export has grown incredibly hazy over the last decade, with more "foreign" carmakers building cars and pickups here in the U.S., often with many U.S.-built parts, and "American" carmakers shipping factories to Canada, Mexico and Australia.
The decision helps to maintain production levels at the company's Greensburg, Indiana plant high enough to fully occupy a single shift. Previously, Civics produced at the Greensburg plant had only seen U.S. sale. The U.S. will remain the primary market for the Indiana-built Civics. Construction of the export-market Civics is already underway.
The Honda Civic GX, which is runs on natural gas, is manufactured exclusively in the same Indiana plant.