Honda Motor will set up a vehicle assembly plant in inland China with an eye toward starting operations in the spring of 2019. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, construction is slated to begin as early as this year on the facility in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Investment is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. Honda had canceled factory construction plans in China last fall as many Japanese companies downsized operations after the summer stock market plunge slammed the brakes on an already-slowing economy. Now, in view of the market recovery, Honda is ready to expand capacity again. The new plant will start out with a capacity of 120,000 units a year. This will gradually increase to 240,000 units in line with demand.