Honda is expected to announce that its poduction facility in Swindon will shut in the next three years, according to several news reports.

The closure of the Wiltshire plant, which is the international home of Civic production, could be disclosed in a plan by the Japanese manufacturer as early as tomorrow morning, Sky News suggests. 

Although it’s yet to be confirmed by Honda, the move would be a huge blow for the Government’s hopes of the UK remaining an established manufacturing hub after Brexit, as well as the firm’s 3500-strong workforce in Swindon. 

It’s thought that the threat of import tariffs for European-made cars from Donald Trump’s administration is a significant factor in the plant’s future, because the US is one of the Civic’s main markets. Other factors, including uncertainty over Brexit and the decline in demand for diesel vehicles, are thought to be impacting on the viability of the factory.


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