Honda Motor Company is relocating the manufacture of its Civic model line back to Japan from the Swindon plant in the UK.
Honda established the plant in 1989, with a production capacity of 150,000 units a year. In 2008, the Swindon facility exceeded its guidance to make 230,423 cars. However, output started declining in 2016 and settled at 134,146 units.
According to media reports, The Japanese automaker is gradually winding down operations in the UK before leaving in July 2021, and relocating production of the Civic to Yorii, Japan. Honda is currently in negotiations with the EU to drop import tariffs on its Japanese vehicles, which currently stands at 7.5pc.