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Well, it looks like things aren't going so smoothly for Honda these days down in Mexico, and this has pushed the HR-V's launch back to "Spring 2015" (see the links below to two news articles about production issues). I think whatever is said, or not said, at the L.A. Auto Show next month will be very enlightening for us here in North America.

http://www.autonews.com/article/201...onda-like-problems-plague-new-plant-in-mexico

http://www.leftlanenews.com/honda-delaying-hr-v-launch-amid-manufacturing-trouble-in-mexico.html

I might need to start considering another vehicle :crying:
 

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Interesting, although I thought this was the general consensus we had come to expect? Oh well confirmation is welcome. I can see how this can be frustrating if you were planning around a specific date...
 

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Well, the evidence has been building. We heard rumors of a push back to March, which some would still consider "winter". Then Honda.com removed the "this winter" language from the HR-V page and changed 2015 to 2016 on the model year. Hopefully "Spring 2015" doesn't turn into summer, but I'm not holding my breath on that.
 

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Lucky for them there doesn't seem to be too much competition in the segment the HRV is in which helps to some extent.
I just hope going forward that there won't be anymore delays.
 

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I'm glad I didn't wait. I bought a 2014 CR-V last June. I got a great deal and I will have a very good vehicle to trade-in when the HR-V price settles down
 

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That's Only Half the Likely Story!

Well, the evidence has been building. We heard rumors of a push back to March, which some would still consider "winter". Then Honda.com removed the "this winter" language from the HR-V page and changed 2015 to 2016 on the model year. Hopefully "Spring 2015" doesn't turn into summer, but I'm not holding my breath on that.
Just remember the next very major "shoe" to drop in supposedly "early 2015": the already announced shift of all HRV/Fit North American transmissions production from (current) Indonesia to a new plant at the troubled Mexican site! So, even if all other problems get fixed by 1stQ '15, will this very vital/demanding production ( by itself, at least as complicated as what's locally sourced now) push to a re-definition of "Spring" with follow-on recalls, adjustments, etc.? Can we all say, "Indian Summer"!
 

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Hopefully they come through during early 2015 and don't disappoint, with shows coming up around that time it's bound to happen
 

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another reason why at times i rather wait a year after new vehicle production to then get one or at least wait till i can give it the all clear.
 

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I am really surprised by these difficulties.

But I wonder what is the main culprit:

– the 6,000 mile difference between the Japanese and Mexican work ethic?

– local (Mexican) infrastructure?

– (fill in the blank) ___________

Honda has setup offshore assembly plants in other counties ... I don't think they had this number of problems.

Hopefully, following the 20% executive pay cuts, no one will be forced into seppuku. :eek:
 

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Here's an interesting counter article dealing with the rumor mill around the HR-V called "2015 Honda HR-V Crossover: Release Date Mired in Unsubstantiated Speculation".

http://www.torquenews.com/1574/2015...elease-date-mired-unsubstantiated-speculation

One important point I think the article missed was that Honda USA has the HR-V now listed as a 2016 model.

He also wrote an article about Honda adding a second shift at the Ceyala plant to handle Fit and HR-V production (http://www.torquenews.com/1574/amer...icated-2nd-production-shift-2015-fit-and-hr-v)
http://www.torquenews.com/1574/2015...antiated-speculation#sthash.a7h1tFTn.dpuf2015http://www.torquenews.com/1574/2015...ubstantiated-speculation#sthash.a7h1tFTn.dpuf
 

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To make it even worse that article was created not too long ago, seems like he didn't do his research, or not enough of it, sort of disappointed.
 

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Judging from the Car and Driver article, I should have added:

– A 6,000 mile difference in work skills, plus

– Railcar hijacking!!!

– The stripping of completed cars!!!

Significantly lower wages appear to come with significantly lower standards in other areas ... or, did the hijacking and stripping occur in the States?

No doubt these problems will all eventually be worked out, but world cars may need to be designed not only with differing consumer tastes in mind, but also with differing production capabilities being equally important.

There are exceptions and it may be changing, but Japanese buyers are generally averse to purchasing automobiles not made in Japan––even assembled-in-Japan cars with significant foreign parts.
 

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Honda keeps pushing these dates.... Wanted to wait for the HRV, but I'm in a situation where my old car lost its transmission. Should have done what the guy up top did.. Get the 2014 crv then trade that in?

Any good advice out there
 

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Honda keeps pushing these dates.... Wanted to wait for the HRV, but I'm in a situation where my old car lost its transmission. Should have done what the guy up top did.. Get the 2014 crv then trade that in?

Any good advice out there
We don't know the engine or transmission choices, or even the pricing of the (2017 ?) HR-V.

Go ahead, kick it up a notch and get the well-reviewed, never a "bad" choice, CR-V. Who knows, it may turn out to be a "keeper."

We're still waiting for the HR-V because SWIMBO "really likes it," and her 2003 CR-V is still chugging along.
 

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I'm waiting until November 19th and then I'll see what I'm going to do based on the information that's presented. If my car dies before the HR-V becomes available, I might just buy a very cheap used car (that's in good enough working order) to get me by for 6 months or a year before buying something new.
 

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I'm waiting until November 19th and then I'll see what I'm going to do based on the information that's presented. If my car dies before the HR-V becomes available, I might just buy a very cheap used car (that's in good enough working order) to get me by for 6 months or a year before buying something new.
Yeah I think that's my best option getting a used car ... I like the new CR-V but the HRV seems like a better fit for me size and price, assuming that it will fall under the crv.
 
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