Peugeot is shuttering its Rynton plant in Coventry, where it builds its popular 206. Idling the British factory next year will mean that 2,300 will find themselves out of work.
The word came down as PSA Peugeot Citroen executives met with union officials, who expected bad news, but apparently weren't prepared for an outright closure.
Officials are saying that the plant is being axed due to high logistical and production costs, arguing that the cost of retooling for future vehicles cannot be justified as a result.
[Source: UK Telegraph]