Friday, February 27, 2009

UNSOLD CARS AROUND THE WORLD

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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 

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

Stocks of  Ford trucks in Detroit , Michigan 

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

Unsold cars  at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol 

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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

   


 
  

   

   

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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