Honda’s all-new 2012 Civic is just starting to arrive in showrooms and luckily the Civic escaped any large delays due to the unfortunate earthquake in Japan, in March. Honda’s other all-new model for 2012, the CR-V isn’t going to be as lucky. The all-new CR-V is expected to launch this fall, but it’s being delayed at least a month since parts are still scarce.
Honda’s part suppliers continue to ramp up after the earthquake and are still trying to return to normal production levels. Honda’s production in Japan is expected to “remain at significantly reduced levels” through the summer. This means that models like the Honda Fit, Civic Hybrid, CR-Z and Acura TSX will remain in short supply until sometime around the end of the year.
Since the CR-V is being delayed by at least a month, Honda plans on extending production of the 2011 model until production of the 2012 model commences.