Japanese automakers have been shutting down production due to the issues surrounding the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Due to the plant closings and supply issues vehicles that depend largely on production in Japan are going to be in short supply until production starts up again. This is also going to cause an issue for new models that are launching.
Toyota is already having to delay the launch of the Toyota Prius V in Japan, but it looks like buyers who have been waiting patiently for the introduction of the all-new 2012 Honda Civic shouldn’t have to worry too much.
Jeffrey Smith, Honda’s vice president of corporate affairs recently stated that “The new Civic will launch according to plan.” The only model that isn’t built in North America is the Civic hybrid.
The new Civic is expected to launch this spring.
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