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I read somewhere, and of course now I can't find it, that the Euro. HR-V's were going to be built in Indonesia. I also couldn't find a mention of Mexico in that article.
 

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I read somewhere, and of course now I can't find it, that the Euro. HR-V's were going to be built in Indonesia. I also couldn't find a mention of Mexico in that article.


This is what I found from http://www.honda.mx/rp/nuevo-honda-hr-v-2016-comienza-produccion-en-mexico/ -


"Es el segundo vehículo de Honda ensamblado en la planta de la ciudad de Celaya, Guanajuato, después de Honda Fit. HR-V se exportará a Norteamérica y Europa, además se comercializará en México próximamente." Translated as "It is the second Honda vehicle assembled in the plant of the city of Celaya, Guanajuato, after Honda Fit. HR-V will be exported to North America and Europe, also will be available in Mexico soon."


I find it odd though, to build a car in Mexico to ship it to Europe. But what do I know.
 

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Yep! Owned a HRV from new back in 1998. Recently sold my 3 year old Civic (got an offer too good to refuse!) and bought a 2002 HRV to tide me over until this is released. MOT runs out on the 2002 model early August so hoping the new one arrives before then!
 

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Yep! Owned a HRV from new back in 1998. Recently sold my 3 year old Civic (got an offer too good to refuse!) and bought a 2002 HRV to tide me over until this is released. MOT runs out on the 2002 model early August so hoping the new one arrives before then!

Hi Chris...what's a MOT?


(side note to mwd.....you will be in so much trouble if you respond with "what's a MOT ah you.")
 

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Here is some info. Looks like you will learn more at the Geneva Show. I found it interesting that it appears the Euro version will be manufactured in Mexico with the NA version.
I hope this is not the case. The plant in Celaya only has so much capacity. The more they make for other countries only reduces the total available inventory for USA which will only server to keep the price up near MSRP.
 

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I hope this is not the case. The plant in Celaya only has so much capacity. The more they make for other countries only reduces the total available inventory for USA which will only server to keep the price up near MSRP.
That's true if demand exceeds the capacity the plant's built for, whether they're building for the whole world or just Pennsylvania. In fact, a larger plant (i.e. if designed for more than just NA) might more easily adjust capacity for higher demand.

I doubt they'd size the line for NA then decide to ship to Europe from there as well.
 

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Euro version will be manufactured in Mexico for sure, that's what's been said here (Europe) for months. They wouldn't say it otherwise, because it's not that the general public would prefer a car built in Celaya rather than in Swindon.
 

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Oops sorry. Stands for Ministry Of Transport! All vehicles in the UK 3 years old and over are required to undertake a test at an approved station/garage. They test brakes, bodywork for rust, steering, tyres, other saftety items and exhaust emissions. Unless it passes u can't get it insured and since the vehicles status is passed to a central computer accessed by the Police its no use trying to use a vehicle without a MOT certificate. Oh Unless information Dept: In Spain its called the iTV.
 

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Oops sorry. Stands for Ministry Of Transport! All vehicles in the UK 3 years old and over are required to undertake a test at an approved station/garage. They test brakes, bodywork for rust, steering, tyres, other saftety items and exhaust emissions. Unless it passes u can't get it insured and since the vehicles status is passed to a central computer accessed by the Police its no use trying to use a vehicle without a MOT certificate. Oh Unless information Dept: In Spain its called the iTV.
I wish they did that where I live
 

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Oops sorry. Stands for Ministry Of Transport! All vehicles in the UK 3 years old and over are required to undertake a test at an approved station/garage. They test brakes, bodywork for rust, steering, tyres, other saftety items and exhaust emissions. Unless it passes u can't get it insured and since the vehicles status is passed to a central computer accessed by the Police its no use trying to use a vehicle without a MOT certificate. Oh Unless information Dept: In Spain its called the iTV.
We've just got to certify it meets emission standards or fix it! Don't really know what happens if you can't get it to pass. California.
 

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Any vehicle uninsured or without a MOT (roadworthy) certificate that is stopped by the police is impounded. If its not collected/made roadworthy....its crushed at your expense! Thats having quite an impact getting bangers (you call them clunkers I believe) off the road!
Oh my HRV (in my profile picture) passed its MOT no problem last August. Each year the European Union rules get tighter and passing becomes more difficult though.
 

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Any vehicle uninsured or without a MOT (roadworthy) certificate that is stopped by the police is impounded. If its not collected/made roadworthy....its crushed at your expense! Thats having quite an impact getting bangers (you call them clunkers I believe) off the road!
Oh my HRV (in my profile picture) passed its MOT no problem last August. Each year the European Union rules get tighter and passing becomes more difficult though.

I agree that unsafe cars should not be on the road, but that seems a bit extreme. There have been many classics discovered parked in a barn or basement garage for decades. With the "roadworthy or crush" legislation, many of them would not have survived, much less donor vehicles for parts.
I understand that some state's inspection programs have become veiled revenue pots rather than the intended purpose.
 

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Classic cars can be kept off road of course and then driven to and from the test station. The "crush" legislation was brought in because people flouted the law and drove unroadworthy cars despite being told not to.
 

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Anyone else in the UK waiting for info?:confused:
Hi - I'm in from the UK, quite eagerly awaiting final pricing and specs as we really need to change Mrs R's 2009 Jazz for a newer car and could do with a bit more space.

I'm a bit concerned that UK pricing is going to be bonkers though. Also I was assuming it HR-V would be built in UK, or worst case Japan. I just don't fancy the idea of a car built in Mexico or Indonesia.
 

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Hello from Central Europe !
This forum is really excelent and useful.

I have jazz 1,4 since 09 and will be looking for new car in next two years. Do not like design of new jazz, so maybe HRV.. and also watching competitors.

Because today Suzuki announced prices for new Vitara in Czech Republic, I registered and....like to contribute..
Know that Suzuki is not on US market, but from HRV perspective in Europe Vitara prices can be important news.
You can see spec. of Vitara in english on pages of Suzuki Great Britain. (http://www.suzuki.co.uk/cars/cars/new/vitara/Vitara)

Prices in Czech repulic are as usual lower than in GB, so Vitara starts on 16 tsd USD (1,6 petrol 88kW,4x2, manual 5 gearbox, manual clima, manual rear windows, including metalic paint).

Looking forward for HRV pricing in Central Europe .. Jazz starts at 12 tsd USD (1,2 petrol 66 kW), Civic hatch (1.4 petrol 73 kW) starts at 14,5 tsd USD. We will see in summer..

But Suzuki has plant in Hungary for years, so it will not be easy import HRV from Mexico with good price and quality.
 
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