Media gather outside the Honda Motor plant in Swindon. It isn’t good news. Photograph: James Beck/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Swindon shutdown The news cameras headed to Swindon in southwest England this week as Honda Motor confirmed that it plans to close(...)

Declaring himself “devastated” at the “deeply disappointing” closure announcement, UK business secretary Greg Clark said Swindon’s fate highlighted the urgent need for agreement on Brexit. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

As Honda confirmed the closure of its Swindon car plant on Tuesday, there was one key word missing from the Japanese car giant’s statement: Brexit. (...)

Photograph: Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters

Honda will shut down its plant in Swindon in 2021 in the wake of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, marking what would be its first ever closure of a v(...)

Opel’s new Grandland: aiming to win favour with current Nissan Qashqai customers

Opel has launched both its Grandland X rival to the all-conquering Nissan Qashqai, and its first plugin hybrid model in Frankfurt. Frankfurt is Opel’s(...)