Honda factory in UK that builds the Honda Civic Type R to be closed by 2021

Updated Sep 25, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

What is the reason for this decision which is believed to affect about 3,500 workers?

Swindon - U.K. vehicle manufacturing plant that manufactures the heated-up Honda Civic Type R will be closed because Honda wants to restructure its global manufacturing network as well as boost its commitment to electrified vehicles.

According to the latest car news, the factory will be phased out by 2021, which could affect about 3,500 workers. Mr. Katsushi Inoue - President of Honda Motor Europe and Chief Officer for European Regional Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. stated that it is essential for Honda to enhance its electrification strategy and rebuild its global operations. That is why this was a hard decision for the car manufacturer in consulting its employees to understand how they might prepare for the future manufacturing network.

Honda Civic Type R on the road

Swindon - U.K. vehicle manufacturing plant that manufactures the heated-up Honda Civic Type R will be closed 

Besides the UK plants’ discontinuing, Honda will also stop manufacturing in Turkey by 2021. Meanwhile, all customers’ needs in UK will be served from Honda’s European Headquarters.

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Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2024

Honda Civic Type R

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance, compact, five-seater, front-wheel-drive liftback. In the Philippine market, it carries a standard retail price of Php 3,880,000.  

Under the hood of the Civic Type R is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline turbocharged engine that can make up to 316 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a six-speed manual gearbox with rev-matching. 

Size-wise, the latest version of the Civic Type R is 4,593mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,407mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,735mm, and a ground clearance of 123mm. 

Locally, the Honda Civic Type R competes against the Subaru WRX, Dodge Charger, Lexus ES, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz CLA, among others.  

₱ 3,880,000