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Old 02-19-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Honda closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs
https://www.clickondetroit.com/autom...-out-3500-jobs
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Honda closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs
https://www.clickondetroit.com/autom...-out-3500-jobs
I will not be a bit surprised if Brexit decimates the British auto industry.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I will not be a bit surprised if Brexit decimates the British auto industry.
They don't have far to fall. The top selling British brand, Land Rover, is #44.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:49 PM
 
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One word: Cheye nah !
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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Those 3500 Honda jobs lost are just the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately. When you factor in the number of auto manufacturing suppliers who will be impacted by Hondaís leaving, it will run into the tens of thousands of lost jobs in Britain.
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Old Today, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Rumor mill is that Honda will be moving those jobs to the US.
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Old Today, 07:07 AM
 
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They don't have far to fall. The top selling British brand, Land Rover, is #44.
and remember it is owned by an Indian conglomerate (just like Jaguar). Brits don't even own LR or Jag
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Old Today, 07:10 AM
 
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Honda closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs
https://www.clickondetroit.com/autom...-out-3500-jobs
Maybe Tesla will buy that plant and start building cars over there........Musk likes to dream big and after all he bought an old GM/Toyota plant in California to build Teslas in.
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Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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Rumor mill is that Honda will be moving those jobs to the US.
More than likely.

IIRC that plant only made Civic hatches, the next Civic won't have a hatch. Marysville is being tooled up for more Civic production

Honda is also stopping Civic production in Turkey
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Old Today, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Honda said the closing has nothing to do with Brexit. It is becuase the EU is not a significant market for Honda (about 150,000 units vs. 2 million for US/China). They are also saying the same thing as GM and Ford said. They are retracting from ICE/mechanical manufacturing to focus on EVs and autonomous vehicles.

Not sure how much this is and how much of it is the mfgs realize there is a big reduction in auto sales coming up.
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