Swindon moves up a gear as Honda unveils new car

The factory has already employed an extra 600 workers to help with production Credit: ITV News

Swindon is already reaping the rewards of Honda's latest £200 million investment, after the new civic model was unveiled at the factory.

The car, which is manufactured in the town, is the tenth model and the firm has already taken on an extra 600 workers to help with its production.

After Britain voted to leave the European Union, there were fears that the Japanese car manufacture might loosen its ties with this country. But the company says that it remains committed to Swindon.

As we reveal this new Civic, we look forward with confidence as we expand the role of our Swindon manufacturing plant. Honda has made significant investments in this facility and this next step is an important endorsement of the skills and expertise of our workforce.

Katsushi Inoue, Honda

The Swindon plant is Honda’s flagship production facility in Europe, employing 3,600 people, and plays a key role in Honda’s global manufacturing network.

The new Civic hatchback is set to be exported to more than 70 countries around the world, including European markets, North America and Canada.