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.

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.

via : The Business Insider







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  3. The crisis is bad for the cars makers and for everybody

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  4. bad news for manufacturers and the workforce, along with the industry suppliers, but then again good news if you need a new or replacement vehicle?

    tony’s last blog post..Where do we go from here?

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  5. Yes I see the pictures BUT are they real and is the caption real?
    I’ve tried searching Urban Legen AND SNOPES and keep coming up with aeither this site or ones similar OR none at all.
    So someone out there please let me know if this is For REAL!

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  6. All of those machines just sitting there, unused. It’s just ridiculous, and sad.

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  7. I work for Toyota and I can tell you the picture and description of our Long Beach port is unfortunately accurate.

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  8. Wow, the scale of the problem is really evident with those photos. Unfortuanatly, I think this is just part of the natural rhythum of the global ecomony.

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..How I Finally Stopped Vomiting Using A Unique Morning Sickness Cure

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  9. Kind of cool pictures, but not so cool for the manufacturers.. I wonder when the crisis will end..

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  10. Its really nice to view cars every where not so well for the manufacturers. But they can do one thing they can sell them in cheap to poor countries that will recover a little bit hopefully.

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  11. i wonder what happens if the car dried in the sun for long periods ?

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  12. These are impressive photos. It pretty much shows that the mentality or act of consuming, consuming, consuming cannot hold up indefinitely. A sensible balance is what we need now.

    At first I thougt that all these laid off workers should get one of these cars for compensation. The numbers would probably match up. But then I figured it probably wouldn’t do those people any good.

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  13. These are impressive photos. It pretty much shows that the mentality or act of consuming, consuming, consuming cannot hold up indefinitely. A sensible balance is what we need now.

    At first I thougt that all these laid off workers should get one of these cars for compensation. The numbers would probably match up. But then I figured it probably wouldnt do those people any good.

    DTs Flash Drive Blog’s last blog post..Cruzer Flash Drives

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  14. What are they gonna do with those cars?

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  15. They going to sell those cars innit. simple loll. Population growing too fast and people just wants car this days.

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  16. They are going to sell those car. I want to buy a car, like a simple car with two doors and a medium engine.

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  17. Always tries to look for fuel efficiency and eco-friendly car, which should come within your budget, because you?re not just buying a car, you?re buying your future with it, imagine how much things are associated with it.

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  18. Seeing hundreds of cars at one place seems wonderful but these photos are showing a bitter reality that not only the car manufacturers but also the ordinary person is suffered a lot with economical crises in USA and its allies; in the form of loosing a job. But there are some positive signs of standing the market on its feet again.

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  19. Wow, no longer the economy is having such problems. The photos remind me of the us airforce plane graveyards.

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