Honda has announced their Swindon, UK plant will become a "global production hub" for next-generation Civic five-door.

Honda has announced their Swindon, UK plant will become a "global production hub" for next-generation Civic five-door.

The company was coy on specifics but confirmed the plant will produce the next-generation Civic five-door for Europe as well as other key international markets.  The latter statement is interesting as previous reports have indicated the model will be exported to the United States.

Honda declined to say when the next-generation Civic will be introduced but they did confirm plans to invest more than £200 ($295.8 / €275.5) million into their European manufacturing facilities in preparation for the model.  Honda also revealed production of the next-generation Euro-spec CR-V will be moved to Canada.

According to Honda UK Manufacturing (HUM) Director Jason Smith, “By establishing HUM as a global production facility for the Civic five door, Honda is demonstrating its long-term commitment to manufacturing in the UK and Europe."  He added, "... we look forward to making the most of the opportunity to export this model not only to our European customers, but also, to key global markets."

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