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Honda to halt car production in the Philippines

Plant had operated since 1992, but was running under a fourth of capacity

Honda's assembly plant in Thailand: The Japanese automaker is aiming to optimize the allocation of its production bases worldwide.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Honda Motor will stop manufacturing cars in the Philippines next month, the company said Saturday, in a move that comes amid the Japanese automaker's global restructuring.

Honda Cars Philippines, which produces passenger vehicles BR-V and City at its Santa Rosa plant south of Manila, will continue its sales and after-sales service operations, it said.

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