Honda Rolling Out New CR-V On Time

The company struggled through another parts shortage this year after a tsunami damaged several plants in Japan.(Photo: Ian Muttoo (Flickr))
The company struggled through another parts shortage this year after a tsunami damaged several plants in Japan.(Photo: Ian Muttoo (Flickr))

Auto manufacturer Honda says flooding in Thailand will not affect the rolling out of the new CR-V sport utility vehicle set to be built in East Liberty.

Last week, Honda said flood damage to several key parts suppliers in Thailand was forcing 50 percent production cuts at all six of its North American plants, including factories in East Liberty and Marysville.

On Tuesday, the company said the flooding was still forcing production changes, but not as bad as previously feared.

A company spokesman says they still will not build as many CR-Vs as hoped, but they can build enough to beef up inventories before announcing an on-sale date in December. The company also say that some plants, including those in East Liberty and Marysville, will boost production from 50 to 75 percent capacity.

The cuts will continue at least through Thanksgiving.

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