The first mass-produced 10th generation Civics have now started to make their journey stateside, and are due to arrive at North America dealers by September.
Made by Honda’s UK manufacturing base in Swindon the UK manufacturing Honda plant is to become the global production hub for the tenth-generation Civic hatchback, and received an investment of over £200 million to prepare for the start of production of this new model.
Civic is Honda’s largest selling nameplate worldwide and this tenth generation is one of the most comprehensive new model developments ever undertaken by the brand. The four-door sedan version was launched in the US in late 2015 and was such a hit it received the desirable North America Car of the Year award.
Philip Webb, Head of Cars at Honda UK, commented: “Production of the hatchback for the UK market will commence towards the end of 2016, with sales beginning in the first quarter of 2017. Our factory in Swindon will also export the model to other key markets around Europe and the rest of the world.”
Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) is Honda’s flagship production facility in Europe and since 1989 has had investments of over £2.2 billion.
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