Honda to close UK, Turkey plants in restructuring move

Toky – Honda will shutter assembly plants in England and Turkey by 2021 as the automaker pushes toward electrification and confronts changing trends in trade relations.

The global restructuring move comes amid uncertainty about Britain’s so-called Brexit withdrawal from the European Union and the implementation of a new free trade pact between Europe and Japan.

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced the move Tuesday at the company’s global headquarters in Tokyo.

The production overhaul has nothing to do with Brexit and the decision was timed to the end of…

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