Honda of the UK Manufacturing New Civic 2012
Honda celebrates the start of New Civic Production and announces 500 new
jobs as Swindon plant doubles production volume
Honda today starts the mass production of the New Civic as normal
production resumes at its Swindon car plant, Honda of the UK Manufacturing
Ltd (HUM), announcing the creation of 500 new jobs to meet a forecasted
production increase in 2012.
Honda Motor Europe President Manabu Nishimae speaking at the ceremony said
Honda remained totally committed to building cars and engines in Europe
with Swindon at the heart of Honda's European manufacturing activities and
this is further demonstrated today with the launch of the New Civic. He
added that Honda in Europe had turned a corner with a significant
production increase expected in 2012.
Announcing 500 new jobs, HUM Director, Andy Piatek said that Car Plant 2
would return to a two shift operation in the late Spring of next year
creating a need for the new jobs in addition to the current 3,000
Associates. Recruitment will start immediately through HUM's dedicated
During his speech to Honda Associates, Honda Motor Europe President Mr
Nishimae acknowledged the workforces' resilience, "The last three years
have been extremely difficult for all of Honda's European operations. We
have faced many challenges beginning with the economic downturn through to
the two natural disasters in Japan and Thailand. Throughout this period
Associates have remained committed and I am extremely proud of how they
have responded to these challenges. We will build upon our new found
strength and remain confident of our ability to achieve and succeed in the
Commenting on Honda's announcement, Prime Minister David Cameron said,
"This is great news and a tremendous Boost to the workforce, the car industry and
UK manufacturing. Honda is contributing to a real renaissance in the UK
automotive industry, we have a highly skilled workforce and we continue to
be at the forefront of new technology and development. Its success is of
great importance to our economy and we are committed to do all that we can
to see this vital industry grow and thrive."
Business Minister Mark Prisk added, "Today's announcement of the creation
of 500 new jobs on the day that production started on the next generation
of the Civic hatchback is a clear demonstration of Honda's continued
commitment to the UK.
"It is a huge vote of confidence in the skills of the Swindon workforce and
the current strength of the automotive sector. The decision reinforces the
message that the UK remains a great place to manufacture high quality
Adding to the new Civic and the already successful Jazz, next year will see
the mass production launch of the new European CR-V along with the
production introduction of a small diesel engine also to be produced at
Swindon. Production volume of cars for 2012 is forecast to double to
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The Honda Racing Australia Rally Team tests the new Honda Jazz G2 in
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Design and build by JAS Motorsports. Engine by Mugen. Gearbox by Hollinger
Special thanks to Guy Wilks for his valuable input throughout the test.
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Honda's latest edition to the Jazz range is the sporty 1.4 litre Si. The
2012MY car offers a unique interior, new styling features as well as a
unique interior. But how does it fair against key rivals such as the VW
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The New Model Honda Jazz
The popular Honda Jazz has been given a refresh, with a range of
enhancements to both looks, features and driving dynamics. The well loved
CVT automatic gearbox also makes a welcome return, the first time in the
new Honda Jazz and we're pleased to report it's been improved still
While the revised car is just as cleverly packaged, fresh styling gives the
Honda Jazz a new appearance. New front and rear designed bumpers are the
main parts to have influenced the look of the new car.
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The first Honda Jazz appeared on UK price lists in 1982. Known as the Honda
City outside Europe, this was a small hatchback, which, like its more
recent namesakes, used quasi-MPV proportions to maximise interior space.
After the demise of the first Jazz in 1986, Honda did not return to the
supermini segment until 2000, when it briefly imported the already ageing
and rather dull Logo. The Jazz name returned in 2002, to much critical
We're not sure whether the old adage 'If it ain't broke don't fix it'
translates well into Japanese, but Honda's engineers must have uttered the
local equivalent when designing this model. So while it is almost entirely
new, you'll not be surprised to learn the latest Jazz is not as
revolutionary as the first. The focus is still on practicality and
versatility, with tweaks to the exterior dimensions and promised
improvements to the dynamic repertoire. The greatest single change is
Honda's attempt to sharpen the styling to appeal more to younger, more
Unlike rivals, there's no eco-diesel model, Honda preferring to take the
The Jazz comes with either a 1.2-litre or what Honda calls a 1.4-litre
petrol engine (despite it displacing only 1339cc) or as a hybrid, with a
choice of two trim levels for each. An auto gearbox is available on the
Unlike rivals, there's no eco-diesel model, Honda preferring to take the
hybrid route using much of the mechanicals from the Insight -- a 1.3-litre
petrol engine working alongside an electric motor through an auto gearbox.
It's a mild hybrid, though, so it won't travel on battery power alone,
using the extra power to take the strain off the petrol motor or to Boost power. Emissions are disappointing,
not managing to duck below the 100g/km mark.
By any comparison the Jazz is an expensive small car, especially the hybrid
version, but you do get a reasonable kit list and a reputation for
reliability that seems well founded judging by its lofty position in
customer satisfaction surveys.
Honda Fit / Honda Jazz | 2012 | Side Crash Test | NHTSA | CrashNet1
2012 2013 Honda Fit / Honda Jazz
NHTSA Side Impact
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a
small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and rear passenger seats
(driver's side), respectively, and are secured with seat belts. The side
crash rating represents an intersection-type collision by having a 3,015
pound (1367kg) barrier moving at 38.5 mph (62km/h) into a standing vehicle.
The moving barrier is covered with material that is crushable to replicate
the front of a vehicle.
Head injury criteria(HIC):Driver-179, Passenger-347.
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