It's been six months since extensive flooding put a strangle hold on manufacturing in Thailand. Now, Reuters reports that Honda has finally resumed production at its Ayutthaya plant. All told, the disaster is said to have cost the company the production of around 260,000 vehicles worldwide for the fiscal year that ended last month.

While a rash of parts suppliers and other manufacturers were forced to shut down during the flooding, Honda was arguably hit the worst. According to Reuters, Toyota and Nissan were able to adjust production to include suppliers from other countries, but Honda was stuck with a fully flooded facility.

The Ayutthaya plant builds the Honda Fit for the Asian and Australian markets. After the flood waters receded in October, Honda vowed not to use any parts or sell any vehicles damaged by the disaster. As a result, hundreds of otherwise new vehicles were sent to scrap. Hit the jump to see video of the cars awaiting their destruction.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      that is dumb they could have scavenged parts. Tires and rims at least!, rearview mirrors. windows, WASTE.
      • 3 Years Ago
      scrap??? make races anyone?
      Mike Hornsey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda will come back. They have got really good dealer network. [url=] Honda Service[/url]
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 3 Years Ago
      can i have one? my dog can use a new house.
      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      they could have donated those cars to cuba to use as taxis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        Honda Fit --- Wreal cheep... $av Biig Slight oder fram freshners, notiing to wary bout. >scm.
      • 3 Years Ago
      007 Vodka Martini
      • 3 Years Ago
      We saved the wipers!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Re-selling them as is wouldn't have worked unless for off-road use only. So a race series with proceeds going to charity for flood victims would have been a great idea and good PR for Honda. Re-using flooded parts is a bad idea but when they 'scrap' these cars, do they go to a land fill or are the materials recycled?
      • 3 Years Ago
      make a race series out of them and make $$$$
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      I assume Hard Drives too....
    Share This Photo X