Thursday, November 17, 2011

New 2012 Honda CR-V Won't be Delayed After All

A couple of weeks ago, Honda issued a statement saying that the December on-sale date of the all-new 2012 CR-V in North America could potentially be delayed by several weeks due to parts shortages triggered by the persistent flooding in Thailand.
Apparently, Honda managed to overcome the problem as the Japanese carmaker announced on Monday that mass production of its new crossover model in the States would begin on Tuesday, November 29 at the firm's East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.
As a result, the next iteration of CR-V that is scheduled to make its world premiere at the LA Auto Show this week will go on sale in the States as initially planned in mid-December.
Meanwhile, the company said it would continue to adjust production at its U.S. and Canadian plants because of the component shortages stemming from the Thai floods.
According to Honda, production rates will vary from plant to plant, with production at some factories exceeding the 50 percent threshold of the original plan through November 30.
"All plants in the U.S. and Canada are expected to produce at normal levels on Dec. 1 and 2. Production plans after Dec. 2 will be announced in the future," Honda said in a statement.


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