I was able to read it without an account....I will check into it.can't read article without an account
Actually he emphasizes more on the impact of the west port strike than the problems at the mexican plant
Whenever you want to emphasize on something you go with the most important topic first, the slowest roll out in the mexican plant affected the possible sale of the HRVs however the port strike affected all of the models that entered that port, it does seems like a bigger shot to me not having enough vehicles from all other models, you all keep talking about the mexican plant as if it was the reason the HRV was delayed, however argentina plant has just started a couple of weeks ago and brazil HRV has just rolled out about a month ago, it seems to me that was just an excuse from honda for not been able to meet their deadline due to the lack of better planning, there are way to many vehicles assembled in Mexico, have been assembled here for decades without those problems affecting a specific vehicle, sounds to me more like an excuse from honda than a reality
I agree....that is much better than pumping them out quickly and then having customer complaints and dealers having to fix them. One of the two causes for the delay.The way it is worded to me actually sounds like they slowed down production at the Mexico plant in order to better ensure high quality standards.
In other words, they learned their lesson from the problems with the FIT. That's a good thing.