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2012 Honda CR-V Delayed Due to Quake Aftermath

Honda was scheduled to launch a redesigned CR-V shortly, but will be slightly delayed due to the Japanese automaker getting back on track following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last March. According a report from the Wall Street Journal, Honda states the introduction of the crossover will be delayed by at least one month. Although U.S. versions are built at Honda's East Liberty, Ohio plant, parts shortages are the reason for the delay.

Basically, Honda is cutting production and new orders until later this year. The CR-V isn't the only model affected by this chain of events, with the Civic, Fit, and Acura TSX and RL also in the same situation. Honda is prepared to continue building the current generation CR-V until they have retooled for production for the new model. Also, Honda will be transferring CR-V production from Japan to Canada in 2012 and will also shift production of the Acura RDX from Marysville to East Liberty. Two years from now, they will switch Acura MDX production from Lincoln, Alabama to a new assembly line in Canada.

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