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Honda has revealed plans to develop the next generation of its Civic model in Swindon, representing an investment of £200m in the Wiltshire plant.
The Japanese car manufacturer said the model would be produced for the European market as well as key global markets.
It plans to invest more than £200m into new, advanced production technologies and processes which it said would “further enhance” its European manufacturing facilities.
It added it has now invested £2.2bn in the Swindon plant since 1985.
Jason Smith, director of Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), said: “This is incredibly important for HUM and is a reward for the commitment and effort put in by Honda Associates in recent years.
“As a global production facility for the Civic five-door model we look forward to making the most of the opportunity to export this model not only to our European customers, but also, to key global markets.”