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.