Honda yesterday became the first manufacturer in Britain to extend production cuts into next year, according to The Times.
Japan’s second-biggest carmaker will cut production by another 10,000 vehicles, extending short time working through to March.
Previously Honda had planned to cut its output by 22,000.
The carmaker had intended to produce 228,000 vehicles at its factory in Swindon this year where the Civic and CR-V four wheel drive is made.
There are no plans to cut jobs among Swindon’s 4,800 workers.