Official Honda Honda of Canada Mfg. Expands Export Destinations

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    ALLISTON, Canada - Honda of Canada Mfg., a division of Honda Canada Inc., announced that it will produce the next generation CR-V model for the European market. This will be the first time that HCM will export vehicles to Europe.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Would be good comparison to see how the CR-V made in Canada as compared to the ones made in Swindon.
     
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  3. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Is this the announcement that heralds the start of operation "Destroy all trace of the CR-V from Europe" by you know who? :spiteful:
     
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    Who wants to Destroy all trace of the CR-V from Europe? The competition? Japan? the shareholders? who?

    They did fail to market the AWD capabilities due to the initial AWD failures. The remapping software was a good AWD firmware update but a better one, and in addition to the remapping firmware, would have been the AWD lock mode capability at low speeds. But it is too late maybe to acknowledge this shortcoming. Maybe Canada will create a firmware fix ASAP in order to increase market share. For me these 2 main problems (one fixed one remains), among with the AWD oil overheating (new AWD oil was produced and the overheating is fixed), new AWD motor replacement due to noise (fixed), and other small problems (fixed too), have made Honda loose the targets due to the excessive replacement costs, and loss of sales due to the public awareness for these pitfalls. In addition the UK pound is very strong in comparison to EURO so the exports to Europe did not do so well.

    If the fix the AWD lock mode, due new AWD tests, show this to the public (public awareness through youtube reviews and car magazine reviews), then they will regain the lost ground on AWD CR-Vs. Hope they do.
     
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  5. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just me speaking a bit tongue in cheek but also hinting as to weather history will repeat itself once CR-V moves manufacture base from Swindon.

    Note how the Legend, the Accord, the Integra, the CR-Z, the Insight, the S2000, Prelude/Accord coupe have all been brushed off the books........ Not one of these was made in Swindon.... :Whistle:
     
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  6. PanayiotisPal Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Fair enough.

    I think they should try to fix the remaining problem/s from the customer point of view, through firmware updates if they can, try one more year before they leave and see how the demand is responding. The labour has picked up a momentum in the manufacturing process. Creating a demand through satisfying the AWD enthousiasts is the way forward. Leaving after such a big initial cost is a mistake. They should have focused on first in satisfying customer demand, and providing in addition a hybrid AWD CR-V with low consumption to create additional demand.
     
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  7. PanayiotisPal Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    ... satisfying customer needs (not demand)
     
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