The first of the new Honda Civics are rolling off the production line in Swindon today.
The company is investing £200 million in the new version of its popular car. Producing the Civic Type-R has secured thousands of jobs at the factory in the town.
It will soon go on sale in dealerships all over Europe.
Honda Civics made at the Swindon Honda Plant will be exported to the USA.
It comes just a day after the announcement Honda UK said it will secure thousands of jobs at the Wiltshire site by investing £200million in car production.
Honda has announced it's investing more than £200million in a new Civic model - which will be made at the factory in Wiltshire.
The company, which has had a difficult few years, says the investment will secure thousands of jobs at the Swindon plant.
Katie Rowlett reports.
Honda is investing over £200 million in a new Civic model - which will be made at the car manufacturer's plant in Swindon.
Over 3,000 people are employed at the factory, which will produce an estimated 120,000 cars a year.
The investment will secure thousands of jobs at the Swindon plant, which saw hundreds of job losses last year.
A huge new solar farm has been officially opened at South Marston in Swindon. It's taken the owners, the sustainable energy company Eneco almost a year to install the 40,000 solar panels. They'll provide nearly two thirds of the energy needed to power Honda's car factory.
Timelapse video provided by Eneco
99 people are to be made redundant from Honda in Swindon. The company confirmed the number following discussions with the Unite union.
Honda recently announced it would be reducing its UK production lines from two to one. Employees made redundant will leave on 23 May.
A firm which keeps parts for Honda in Swindon has announced that 135 temporary workers are to lose their jobs.
It follows last week's move by the car giant to scale back production because of a fall in sales. South Marston Distribution Centre is cutting more than half its temporary workforce and will be mainly basing its decision on people's performance.
Car maker Honda has announced it is scaling back production at its Swindon plant with the loss of up to five hundred jobs. It will affect 340 employees and a further 160 agency workers.
The company, which employs 3000 people in the town, is cutting the number of shifts from three to two.
It blames a slump in European sales. Unions say staff have been left bewildered and angry, as Robert Murphy reports.
Honda is to cut production at its UK factory in Swindon from three shifts to two, threatening 340 jobs.
Jim D'Avila, from Unite union, says the staff are bewildered and angry:
Honda's senior vice president, Ian Howells, blames a slump in sales in Europe for the decision to scale back production at the Swindon car plant, with the loss of 340 jobs.
He told our political correspondent Bob Constantine that he expected the downturn to last for "one or two years", but denied that Honda had been too optimistic about the market in the past: