Automotive News reports that the 2012 Honda CR-V will, in fact, launch on schedule. Honda has reportedly told its dealers that the crossover will arrive on time despite initial concerns about the impact of Thai floods on the vehicle's production. Honda had originally cautioned that the vehicle may be delayed by several weeks due to a shortage of components produced in Thailand. That crisis has apparently been avoided.

The 2012 Civic wasn't so fortunate. Weather delays related to the tsunami and flood disasters in Japan resulted in a production shortage for the new compact that hampered the model's launch.

Even with the CR-V arriving on dealer lots as scheduled, Honda is still cutting back production to cope with component shortages. In a separate report, Automotive News says that the company is temporarily adjusting manufacturing at its six plants in the United States and Canada as a result of flooding in Thailand. Some of the facilities will operate at above the 50 percent capacity Honda originally forecasted when it became clear that the company's suppliers would be impacted by the weather. The slow-down is expected to stretch until November 25 in Canada and November 23 in the States.


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      Tarantula
      • 3 Years Ago
      One word for this.......begins with a "u" and rhymes with "fugly"...!!
      Tiberius1701
      • 3 Years Ago
      And more than 50% huger than the original...wow.
      TruthHertz
      • 3 Years Ago
      So Kia and Hyundai have managed 32 mpg highway with their 4 sleds, (Sportage, Tuscon, Sorento, Sante Fe). Honda, the ball is on your court...
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        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't even try feeding this idiot. If you just google his many names, you will see that he is one of the Internet's biggest trolls. Don't reply to him, or even downvote him. Maybe he will go away.
        TheStagg
        • 3 Years Ago
        there is a honda plant in wuhan, china ... ignorant troll is ignorant
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          Missing the Wehrmacht much, Phil?
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      ZOZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a Volvo owner, I do not like what they have done at rear. I also do not like that black piece Honda is adding at the rear of all their CUV/SUVs, but still one of the better looking models of Honda in recent years.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZOZ
        As a Volvo owner, you should know that Honda has had the upright lights way before Volvo even thought of it. Just an FYI, even as someone who doesn't particularly like Hondas.
        Drew
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ZOZ
        As a Volvo owner, I am flattered that Honda would recognize beauty in other vehicles and attempt to bring it in their vehicles. However, I think they failed on this one and made it look like a bloated pile of steel.
      erikannen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hondas are getting dumber and dumber. Really!? This is a concept car for two-thousand-f*cking-twelve?? All I've ever owned are Hondas and their more recent offerings just look uninspired. Before you say, "Oh, but it's just a concept" remember that concepts should always look BETTER than the production version. Lame, lame, lame. This just reinforces Jamie Kitman's observations (which I agree with) in his recent editorial, "Still Fond of Honda, But Someone Please Call the Bullpen" http://cartalk.com/blogs/jamie-kitman/?p=387
      Electro
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or do those rims look very much alike the Hyundai Veloster standard rims?
      nikescar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy crap! Honda is going to make a vehicle that doesn't look like it should've been released a decade ago. Even with the trademark ugly grille this vehicle looks nice.
        tenspeeder
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nikescar
        Hold that comment til you see the actually production version. It looks much more dowdy than this nice-looking concept. A shame
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      fulredy
      • 3 Years Ago
      UGLY
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