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Japanese automaker Honda will temporarily pause production at its Swindon plant on Jan 5 and 6 due to a shortage in parts supply. 


According to media reports, the plant began operations on Jan 4 after the holiday break but was forced to halt production due to a disruption in global shipping caused by Brexit stockpiling and the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the plant was also shut for a few days in December due to the same issue. Honda plans to restart production on Jan 7.


The Swindon plant, which assembles Honda’s Civic sedan model, is slated for closure in July 2021 as the automaker shifts production of the model back to facilities in Japan. 

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