Honda has annonced that it will closed it's plant in the United Kingdom by 2021 at the end of the life cycle for the current Honda Civic compact. The plant makes Civic 5-door hatchbacks for world wide consumption including the vaulted Civic Type R. Honda says the move has nothing to do with Brexit but rather with steamlining production capacity to meet global demand. A plant in Turkey will also close. The Swindon UK plant opened in 1985. It employes about 3,500 workers and produces about 150,000 Civics per year. Honda says the next generation Civic will be made in other plants around the world with production continuing here in the U.S. There is no word yet if a hot rod Type R model will be a part of the Civic redesign nor where it might be assembled.