All-new 2012 Civic is the one vehicle that will not meet initial production goals.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- May 29, 2011
2012 Honda Civic EX-L – 28/39 mpgUS city/highway with the 6-speed AT.
The all-new Civic represents the ninth generation of one of the company's most popular and globally recognized products. A fun-to-drive compact that is fuel efficient, sporty, stylish and durable, the Civic has become one of the most relied upon vehicles of all time. Cumulatively, the Civic has reached 8.8 million customers in the US through 2010 since it was first released to US consumers as a 1973 model.
The 2012 Civic includes improvements to refinement, increased fuel economy on all models, the further addition of interactive technologies for personalization and convenience, along with enhancements to performance, ride and interior packaging.
This week, Honda announced plans for the accelerated recovery of auto production in North America following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Honda will increase production volume at its North American automobile plants to a rate of 100 percent of the original production plan in August, for all models except the 2012 Civic.
As the supply of parts from Japan improves, production will ramp up in August on a step-by-step, plant-by-plant, and model-by-model basis, with production returning to 100 percent of the original plan for models including the 4-cylinder Accord, CR-V and Acura RDX, as well as all V-6 models including the Accord, Accord Crosstour, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, and the Acura TL, MDX and ZDX.
Production of the all-new 2012 Civic lineup will continue at a reduced rate of approximately 50 percent due to the limited supply of key components. However, this situation continues to be evaluated and full production is expected to resume sometime in the fall, with plans to meet anticipated strong demand for the fuel efficient new Civic lineup.
Honda has managed the unprecedented parts supply issues that resulted from the devastating impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan with no layoffs at any of its 14 production plants in North America.