Honda has announced that 500 new jobs will be created at its Swindon production plant to meet demand for its new five-door Civic.
In March 2015 the Japanese manufacturer confirmed plans to invest £200 million in the site, as part of a push to make the plant its “global hub” for the Civic. The Swindon location currently employs approximately 2,500 staff, and by the end of 2015 Honda hopes to add 150 more. The remaining 350 will join in 2016, and every new recruit will be given fixed-term two-year contracts.
The incoming Civic marks another step forward for the one of Honda’s most popular models. Technicians at the Swindon site will fit the car with one of the firm’s i-VTEC petrol or i-DTEC diesel engines which will spearhead the vehicle’s exciting performance. Buyers will also have a choice of eight trims to satisfy their budget and equip the vehicle with the features they need.
The standard Civic is the understated alternative to the blistering Civic Type R, Honda’s racetrack-inspired road car. The 306bhp model has been tweaked to bring potent performance to every journey, yet the model is well prepared to shine on the track.
After being engineered at Honda’s Swindon site, you can purchase the new Civic and all other models at Jardine Honda. Make an enquiry today to find out more.