Honda have built its last car at their Swindon factory. Some claim it is because of Brexit others say it is the result of the recent trade deal between the EU and Japan. The truth is its neither the reason they are leaving is due to a sense of betrayal, first from the Rover debacle when the highly successful partnership was ripped apart by British Areospace while the government watched idly by then the fact that we British bought so few Hondas and in particular the civic while lesser cars sold more in one month in the UK than the civic sold in a year. So when the duel opportunity of Brexit and the new trade deal came along Honda said funk the ungrateful bastards we going home. Honda sold around 16000 civics a year here in the UK a pitiful amount of cars.
The ban only applies to new cars. For a car built here Honda should have been able to sell at least 50/60000 car pa the civic was in the C class sector and if they had sold the civic in those numbers Honda would still be making cars in Britain, but one too many kicks in the teeth for Honda the other big affront was the situation with Rover they had a highly successful partnership until the German asset strippers were allowed to buy Rover something they would never have done if only the government had the sense to retain a 25% holding in the company
The ban only applies to new cars.For a car built here Honda should have been able to sell at least 50/60000 car pa the civic was in the C class sector and if they had sold the civic in those numbers Honda would still be making cars in Britain, but on