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Honda boosts Swindon and Alliston plant exports

Graeme Roberts | 31 Mar 15

Honda said on Tuesday (31 March) it was rearranging model sourcing for Europe, making its Swindon plant in England a global hub for the next generation five-door Civic while its Canadian plant in Alltston, Ontario would supply the next generation CR-V for Europe.


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Faurecia says it has inked a joint venture with Dongfeng Hongtai, which will serve the Chinese company and its automotive partners for passenger and commercial vehicles.


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