Honda to resume production in Japan on April 11

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z

Honda said yesterday that it will resume production of finished automobiles at Sayama Plant at Saitama Factory (Sayama, Saitama) and Suzuka Factory (Suzuka, Mie) on Monday, April 11, 2011. The news comes after Honda plants were shutdown following the massive earthquake in Japan on March, 11.

“Honda also will resume production and shipment of component parts for use in production in regions outside Japan on Monday, April 4, 2011,” Honda said in a statement.

Honda said that the parts supply situation remains fluid, production of component parts and vehicles at Honda plants will resume at approximately 50 percent of the original production plan at the outset.

Honda Fit, Insight, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Acura TSX and Acura RL are produced in Japan for the North American market. Honda produces a small percentage of CR-Vs in Japan for the U.S. as well.

– By: Stephen Calogera