Honda Suspended May orders from U.S. dealers fearing uncertain production capacity

March 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment


New York – Honda Motor Co. is suspending May 2011 orders for its Japan-made automobiles from U.S car dealers, following the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The company has told their Honda and Acura car dealers through and e-mail on Thursday that New Vehicles produced in May 2011, perhaps needed to meet existing orders that have been deferred due to the earthquake disruption. Normally, car dealers order new cars six weeks in advance.

Honda Motor Co. has already said on Friday that it is expecting to restart its production in Japan on Wednesday. Although it has already made clear in the above mentioned email that at this point of time Company can’t guarantee when vehicle production will resume to its full capacity.

Almost 80% of Acura and Honda vehicles sold in the United States are made in North America. CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, Fit, Acura TSX, Acura RL and CR-Vs are some of the vehicles models, which are sold in North America but made in Japan.

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