Seven-millionth Civic built in Canada donated to worthy cause

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The seven-millionth Civic the automaker built here is going to the annual Rally For Kids with Cancer.

The proceeds of the live auction sale of the grey 2015 Civic EX sedan will be donated to the charity

“At Honda, we strive to be a company that Canadians want to exist,” said Jerry Chenkin, Honda Canada president and CEO. 

“In order to execute this vision, the Honda Canada Foundation provides annual funding to registered non-profit charities across Canada in support of science and engineering-based education, environment and family initiatives. 

“For Honda, it’s more than just building goodwill through participation in local programs or about being recognized as a good corporate citizen – it’s about building a better community.”

Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture cars in Canada in 1986 when the company opened the doors of its Alliston, Ont., plant.

Since then, the automaker has manufactured several models including the Honda Accord, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline, as well as Acura EL, CSX and ZDX vehicles.

The plants currently build Honda CR-Vs and Civics, Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 17 consecutive years.