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Honda Civic hatchback production confirmed for North America [UPDATE]

Honda Civic hatchback production confirmed for North America [UPDATE]

Honda just announced this week that it will be closing its Civic hatchback factory in Swindon in the U.K. Besides meaning the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, the plant closure left us wondering what the future is for the Honda Civic hatchback, particularly the Type R, both of which are produced there for global markets including our own. According to Honda, the company is looking at bringing hatchback production to North America. Honda says that almost 20 percent of North American Civic sales are of the hatchback, and that's more than the company expected.