Aqeel Syed, on June 17, 2009
Automakers are facing trouble across the world due to global recession. Thousands of unsold cars are parked in factories and wharehouses waiting for delivery to customers and dealers.
Sales of new cars in the UK have slumped to a 12-year-low and production of cars at Honda in Swindon has been halted for a unprecedented four-month period because of the collapse in global sales and represents the longest continuous halt in production at any UK car plant. The announcement comes on a day when the EU’s Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen warned the outlook for the European car industry was ‘brutal’ and predicted not all European manufacturers would survive the crisis.
Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo.
Jaguar cars awaiting delievery.
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
Thousands of new cars are stored on the runway at the disused Upper Heyford airbase near Bicester, Oxfordshire
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