Honda UK to export Civic Type R to Japan
9th August, 2009
The British-built Civic Type R will be exported to Japan
from next year.
The 3-door hot hatch, manufactured at Honda’s plant in Swindon, is to be shipped to Japan where it
will go on sale during 2010.
The model will be called the Type R EURO, to distinguish it from the Japanese-spec 4-door Civic Type
R saloon, and will be sold in limited numbers.
Japan is the third country outside Europe to import this high-revving hot hatch with the red ‘H’
badge, following Australia and South Africa. The demand for the UK-produced car in Honda’s domestic
market is testament to the dedication and skill of employees at Honda’s Swindon factory – the only
production facility in the world that builds the Civic Type R 3-door.
Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) also builds the 5-door Civic, Civic Type S and CR-V for Europe
and will start production of the Jazz for Europe later this year.
Japan also imported the previous Swindon-built Civic Type-R (EP3 model) in 2001.