The new Honda Civic, which has been tested in and designed for Europe will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon.
Production will start later this year at before being launched in early 2012.
"Our Associates are all really excited to be producing the next generation of Civic here at Swindon," says Mark Trowbridge, Director of Quality and New Model at HUM "The next six months will be busy, as we ramp up to full production following the training and trial builds of the new car.
"The fact that we will be the only Honda plant in the world producing this hatchback version of the new Civic, makes us extremely proud of the highly skilled and dedicated team we have working here in Swindon".
The next generation Honda CR-V will also be produced at HUM which will go on sale in Europe during Autumn 2012.
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