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Swindon set to build new small Honda

PLANS to build another new Honda in Britain could be given approval by the end of next year. Officials of the Japanese company are considering adding a supermini to the line-up of cars produced at its European manufacturing base at Swindon, Wilts.

UK production of a Volkswagen Polo-sized B-segment model is understood to be regarded as a viable alternative to importing the Logo, a basic-specification front-drive car which has a one-litre engine and was developed for the Japanese market.

'We are considering extending the factory because we have the space and the infrastructure is already established. We should reach a decision in 12 months' time,' Honda Motor Europe president Kazue Ito said.

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