Production of New Civic and Next Generation CR-V to Be Built at Honda’s UK Plant

Honda has confirmed that both the new Civic hatchback for Europe and the next generation CR-V will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, UK. In a further boost to HUM, weekly production will return to normal levels in early September after a period of parts supply interruption following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year.

The new Civic – designed exclusively for Europe and tested extensively on the region's roads – will be the ninth generation of the popular hatchback. Production of the small family car will start later in the year at HUM, ahead of the sales launch in early 2012.

The introduction of the new model into production remained on plan during the recent parts supply interruption and the 3,000 Honda Associates continue to prepare for the arrival of the new Civic, as well as conduct additional training to further their development during this time. The company's decision to also produce the next generation CR-V at HUM is a further endorsement of the high quality produced by Honda's UK based Associates.

The new CR-V will go on sale in Europe from Autumn 2012.

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