The new Honda Civic will be manufactured in the UK, specifically at the HUM plant in Swindon.
Good news! The new Honda Civic will be manufactured in the UK, specifically at the HUM plant in Swindon. Production of the ninth generation Civic starts later this year, in time for its UK launch in early 2012. This small family car has been designed specifically for the European market, and tested locally to ensure it performs properly. Further details are sketchy, but the new generation is expected to have class-leading cabin and luggage space, plus far superior handling and ride quality than the out-going model. Time will tell.Mark Trowbridge, Director of Quality and New Model at HUM, commented: 'our associates are all really excited to be producing the next generation of Civic here at Swindon. The next six months will be busy, as we ramp up to full production following the training and trial builds of the new car. The fact that we will be the only Honda plant in the world producing this hatchback version of the new Civic makes us extremely proud of the highly skilled and dedicated team we have working here in Swindon.' The new Honda Civic has lots to live-up too. The original model was launched in 1972, and 20 million have been sold globally in 160 markets. Of these, 650,000 vehicles have been registered in the UK, including 170,000 of the current eighth generation. The Civic has a reputation for bullet-proof reliability, sensible running costs, and ease of ownership. It makes perfect sense as an everyday family mile-muncher. Bring on the next generation.