BBC News reports that the Honda plant in Swindon will reopen on 1 June four months after closing, despite falling UK car sales for April.
“Swindon production of the Civic is unlikely to be as high because of demand,” said a Honda spokesman.
The production focus will instead be on the lower-cost Jazz model for the European market, he added.
The four-month sabbatical affected just over 2,500 of the Wiltshire plant’s 3,700 employees.
Spokesman Steve Kirk said: “Moving production of the Honda Jazz to Swindon will secure the future of the plant. Honda is absolutely committed to Swindon.”
He added that it “made sense” to move production of the Jazz cars closer to their European destinations in the current climate. Full story…