Honda starts scrapping over 1,000 flood-damaged cars in Thailand

To assure customers that none will go on sale
Dec 28, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Honda starts scrapping over 1,000 brand-new flood-damage cars in Thailand

Honda has begun the process of scrapping over 1,000 newly-assembled cars that were submerged in its Autthaya assembly plant in Thailand after the region was hit by heavy flooding last October.

"While we were able to relocate many new cars that were awaiting shipment to a safe area, 1,055 vehicles that remained in the plant were finally damaged by the flood," said Pitak Pruittisarikorn, executive vice-president of Honda Automobile Thailand. "We will not sell any of the damaged cars to customers, or sell or reuse any of the parts."

According to ST.com, most of the cars that Honda Automobile Thailand are scrapping are the City and Jazz subcompact sedan and hatchback, respectively, and the Brio, Honda's entry to Thailand's eco-car program. The report added that it would take Honda approximately one month to completely scrap the flood-damaged cars in its plant.

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