The plans for a North American alliance between General Motors and Honda seem to be confirmed, and could relate to a sharing of platform for electric cars, as well as that of the infrastructure related to the construction of ‘zero emission’ cars for the American markets and Canadian.
According to Automotive News, the goal would be to launch within the next four years a Honda and then an Acura SUV, the luxury American brand of Honda, both manufactured in the factories of General Motors. Both models are said to be electric and produced respectively at Ramos Arizpe’s plant in Mexico, and at the plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the future Cadillac Lyriq will also be assembled.
Both cars are said to be based on General Motors’ platform using new, low-cobalt Ultium battery technology capable of traveling up to 645 kilometers on one charge. The Honda would be expected in 2023, a year before the Acura SUV, which would be similar to the Cadillac Lyriq in terms of size.
The Mexican plant is to be converted for electricity production in the coming months. The merger between GM and Honda around infrastructure and the Ultium platform is one more step in this technical alliance already active across the Atlantic around plug-in hybrid vehicles, autonomous technologies with Cruise Automation, and even hydrogen.