Flexible manufacturing processes and close cooperation between its production and R&D operations have enabled Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to become the first automaker in North America to build minivans and sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) together on the same line, says Frank Paluch, chief engineer, Honda R&D Americas Inc. The Acura MDX, Honda's first foray into the full-size luxury SUV market, will be produced on the same line as the top selling Odyssey minivan at Honda of Canada Mfg. ...

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