Honda U.K. introduces a second shift on Line 2 of its car plant in Swindon, with the production volume forecast to double to 180,000 units this year. The move, announced in December, adds 500 new workers, taking the plant’s total to 3,500. Honda says the move to a 2-shift pattern on Line 2 coincides with growing demand for its new Civic hatchback. In addition to the new Civic and the Jazz (sold as the Fit in the U.S.), Honda U.K. also will begin building the new European CR-V ...

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