Unsold Cars Around the World

This is circulating via email — pretty insane . . .

Nissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory’s test track,

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Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere. Pictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo

 

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Earlier this week Jaguar Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go

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The open car storage areas in Corby , Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity

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Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers

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Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach , California

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The build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark , New Jersey

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Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit , Michigan

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New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain

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Peugeot cars await shipment to Italian dealers at the port of Civitavecchia

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Unsold cars at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol

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With many manufacturers on extended Christmas shutdown, the number of cars rolling off production lines in December fell 47.5% to just 53,823

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Thousands of new cars are stored on the runway at the disused Upper Heyford airbase near Bicester, Oxfordshire, on December 18, 2008.

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Sales of new cars in the UK have slumped to a 12-year-low and production of cars at Honda in Swindon has been halted for a unprecedented four-month period because of the collapse in global sales and represents the longest continuous halt in production at any UK car plant. The announcement comes on a day when the EU’s Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen warned the outlook for the European car industry was ‘brutal’ and predicted not all European manufacturers would survive the crisis.

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