Honda Gets Thrifty with Common Platform Usage

Most Honda fans would concede that the brand employs rather intelligent business tactics, and that doesn't seem to be changing any time soon. In a time where reducing, reusing, and recycling are at the forefront of companies' minds, this Japanese automaker has also added "cutting costs" to this eco-friendly list. So, how will the company both cut costs and become a lot "greener?" Well, rumor has it that the brand has plans to reduces its purchasing costs for three top-selling models by about 30 percent in the next 3-4 years due to the adoption of a common platform and shared parts.

The three models to share a common platform are: the remodeled Honda Civic, the Honda CR-V, and the Honda Accord sedan. These three popular models will share a platform for the 2014-2017 model years, and of the 30-thousand or so parts found in each, Honda hopes to have them share about 40 to 50 percent of these in value terms. For the fiscal year of 2016, these three vehicles should make up about 40 percent of the automaker's overall global sales.

Honda also has plans to overhaul its design and production practices overall to cut waste and relevant costs.

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