Honda confirms manufacturing of two new models in Swindon

01 October 2012 #SMMT News

Honda has confirmed that its Swindon manufacturing plant will be the base for production of two new models, the new Civic Type R and the all-new Civic Wagon model.

Swindon is Honda’s flagship production facility in Europe and already manufactures the regular Civic and CR-V models. The performance and estate versions of the Civic will come to the UK as part of the brand’s efficiency drive that also saw the development and design of the Civic Wagon conducted in Europe.

These developments come on the back of Honda’s recent announcement of a £267 million investment programme in its UK facility to support the production of new Civic, new CR-V and a new 1.6 litre diesel engine. Making way for the new models, Honda will move production of the Jazz outside Europe.

Paul Everitt SMMT Chief Executive said, “The announcement that Honda will commit two new models to its Swindon plant is excellent news that highlights the strength and stability of the UK manufacturing and business environment.”

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