The new Civic being tested in disguise.
HONDA'S MANUFACTURING BOOST FOR BRITAIN
BRITISH manufacturing has received a boost with the confirmation by Honda that the new Civic as well as the next generation CR-V will be built at its Swindon plant in Wiltshire.
The ninth generation Civic, which will be built exclusively in the UK, will go on sale early next year and the CR-V from next autumn.
Honda has also confirmed that production will return to normal levels in early September following the disruption to the components supply chain following the devastating Japanese tsunami.
Mark Trowbridge, Director of Quality and New Model at HUM, said: “Our Associates are all really excited to be producing the next generation of Civic here at Swindon. The next six months will be busy, as we ramp up to full production following the training and trial builds of the new car.
“The fact that we will be the only Honda plant in the world producing this hatchback version of the new Civic, makes us extremely proud of the highly skilled and dedicated team we have working here in Swindon.