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January 11, 2012

Honda Cars Philippines to Import Selected Models from Japan

At a press conference held at the launch of 2012 Honda City, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has announced that they are ready to put 2011 behind them. After suffering from supply problems that affected both cars and spare parts, HCPI President Tatsuya Natsume said that car supply and spare parts are beginning to regularize. He expects regular supply within "the next few months".

As a side note though, Mr. Natsume has announced that due to Honda's Thailand plant still being renovated in wake of the recent Thai floods, HCPI will import selected models from Japan in order to reduce their backlog of orders. Among the models Mr. Natsume has mentioned are: Jazz, Accord and the all-new Civic.

Though Mr. Natsume declined to comment, HCPI will also be bringing some "unexpected surprises" within the next few months. He added that a formal announcement will be made next month.

Speculations dictate that aside from the all-new Civic, HCPI may very well bring in the all-new CR-V which is already being sold in Japan as well as North America. And with Mr. Natsume coming from Honda Siel Cars India, Ltd. (HSCI), the likelihood of the Brio city car coming to the Philippines also seems likely.

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