Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Honda starts scrapping cars damaged by Thai flooding

It is good to know that Honda is scrapping all the cars that were damaged in the terrible flooding that rendered Thailand nearly crippled for months.

As the water receded, Honda is tallying up the damage and sending over 1,000 brand-new vehicles parked at theri Ayuthya plant to the scrapper. This is the only responsible thing to do and we hope that they will cut out the B-pillar and destroy it before sending the cars to the scrapper or that they scrap the cars themselves, otherwise we may see cut and weld Hondas flooding the SEA market

The rest via autoblog

Thailand's worst flood in 50 years claimed the lives of 610 people and caused billions in damage, but with the waters slowly receding, the extent of the damage is coming into focus.

Among the tens of thousands of businesses affected by the disaster, Honda hasn't been spared - its factory in the Ayutthaya province was hit hard, and in an effort to assure that damaged vehicles never make it to consumers, the Japanese automaker has begun to scrap over 1,000 vehicles damaged during the flood.

Honda workers have begun disposing of row upon row of Brio and City subcompacts submerged during the flooding using construction equipment and vehicle crushers to demolish the 1,055 vehicles. The tragic yet oddly beautiful gallery above chronicles the aftermath and resulting destruction.

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