Earlier we said 2012 Honda City expected to launch around Diwali in India. Now recent report says, the company has now delayed the launch because of the recent floods in Thailand, Honda has reduced production in many of the global plants which get auto components from there.
The City 2011 facelift is not a mechanical or performance facelift, it’s more of a features and cosmetic upgrade which involves improved front and rear look, some improvements on the instrument cluster, dashboards etc.
Production of the Honda Brio, Jazz and City has been badly affected and the waiting list for Brio and Jazz is now stretching into several months. The timing for Honda couldn’t have been worse. The company was hoping to ramp up Jazz production to 1,000 units a month in November to satisfy the huge spike in demand that followed the massive price cut Honda gave the car last June. Unfortunately, the flood situation won’t allow Honda to ramp up production as planned.
Honda has also delayed the launch of the face-lifted City till early 2012 because of the floods. The original plan was to launch the updated City this Diwali and take advantage of the festive season, but with no supply Honda in India has been forced to defer the launch till after the Auto Expo at Delhi in January, where in all likelihood, the car will be displayed.
Also see – Video – 2012 Honda City revealed in Thai advertisement
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