Civic (Honda)

Sep 16, 2021

According to Dongfeng Motor’s official website, on September 14, Dongfeng Honda’s 11th-generation Civic rolled off the assembly line at its second plant.
The vehicle design features smoothness, having no redundant lines. It enjoys a light and flexible body. The side lines of the body run through from the headlights to the taillights, displaying youthfulness and personalization.

From a Dongfeng Motor press release

Sep 06, 2021

Reported on September 3, 2021, Honda Malaysia (HMSB) has announced that its manufacturing plant in Melaka has resumed operations and that its dealerships are reopening in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines set under the different phases of the national recovery plan (NRP) in different states.
Honda Malaysia has also alluded to plans of introducing new models before the end of 2021, as part of its plans to ramp up activity in the last 4 months of the year. However, that statement, made by HMSB MD and CEO did not indicate anything specific beyond the intention and that it would happen sometime this year, stating that in its plans to regain the momentum and set a new benchmark in the market, Honda Malaysia has lined up new models that feature Honda’s Next Generation Advanced Technology to be launched in the coming months.
The mention of models implies that there is more than one earmarked for entry into the market, and one of the likely models would be the new Civic, of which its arrival was teased back in April, when HMSB hinted in an interview that Malaysia could expect he car within 2021.
The other probable model is expected to be the City Hatchback, which is due for Malaysia as the replacement for the Jazz.
(From an article of Paul Tan on September 3, 2021 (I/II))

Sep 02, 2021

U.S. new vehicle sales of 1,095,521 units for the month of August represented a 17.2% decrease from August 2020 as many North American auto plants were idled due to a shortage of semiconductors.
There were 25 selling days in August 2021, one less than the 26 selling days last August.
August’s passenger car sales fell 17.5% to 255,758 units, resulting in a 23.3% market share, while SUV and truck sales decreased 17.1% to 839,763 units, resulting in a 76.7% market share.
Light vehicle seasonally adjusted annualized sales (SAAR) for August 2021 was 13.09 million units versus 15.36 million units a year ago.
Estimated General Motors monthly sales decreased 38.6% in August, while Stellantis sales fell 19.5%, and Ford sales dropped 33.2%, all heavily affected by availability of popular models due to the semiconductor shortage.
Tesla sales increased 21.8% to approximately 23,140 units, with a growing 2.1% market share.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota sales were down 1.0%, Nissan sales were down 8.8%,
Honda sales were down 15.6%, Mazda sales were up 4.5%, and Subaru sales were down 14.7%.
Hyundai sales were up 2.4%, while Kia sales were down 5.3%.
Among German companies, VW sales were down 21.6%, Mercedes-Benz sales were down 15.1% and BMW sales were up 12.5%.
Jaguar Land Rover sales fell 29.7% from last August, while Volvo sales increased 3.0%, and upstarts Polestar sold 190 vehicles and Karma sold 8 units.
The best-selling models in August were Ford F-Series, Ram pickup, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Civic.

(from Autodata results posted September 1, 2021)

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