Friday, February 20, 2009

Unsold Cars From Around The World

Nissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory's test track.

Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere. Pictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo.

Earlier this week Jaguar Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go.

The open car storage areas in Corby , Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity.

Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers.

Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach , California.

The build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark , New Jersey.

Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit , Michigan.

New cars jam the dockside in the port of Valencia in Spain.

Peugeot cars await shipment to Italian dealers at the port of Civitavecchia.

Unsold cars at Avonmouth Docks near Bristol.

With many manufacturers on extended Christmas shutdown, the number of cars rolling off production lines in December fell 47.5% to just 53,823.

Thousands of new cars are stored on the runway at the disused Upper Heyford airbase near Bicester, Oxfordshire, on December 18, 2008.

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