Honda Civic production may move to USAFebruary 26, 2019
If the management of the Japanese brand decides to transfer the Honda Civic production site to its factory in the USA, this can happen no earlier than 2021.
Honda has confirmed that it will produce a Civic in a hatchback in the United States. CEO Takahiro Hatigo recently told the overseas publication Automotive News that “given our efforts to optimize the distribution of production and production capacity on a global scale, we have concluded that we will be releasing a Civic for North America in North America.”
Honda confirmed earlier this week that it plans to close its plant in Swindon, United Kingdom, where the current generation Civic hatchback is manufactured.
At least 3,500 employees may lose their jobs in 2021, when the next generation model will appear. While this move coincides with Brexit (the exit of the UK from the EU), Honda claims that it has nothing to do with the country. “All this is connected with unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry.”
According to new reports from Autoblog.com, the future of the car is safe and it can be assembled in North America, where it is quite popular. The same goes for the high-performance Civic Type R, since the engine production is already in place in Ohio.
Nothing has yet been officially confirmed, but Autoblog.com claims that it has a statement from Honda confirming that the production of the Civic hatchback and the more powerful Type R will now continue.
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