The acclaimed 3-door Honda Civic Type R 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 Honda Civic Type R EURO, to distinguish it from the Japanese-spec 4-door Honda 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 Associates at Honda's Swindon factory - the only production facility in the world that builds the Honda Civic Type R 3-door.
Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) also builds the 5-door Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type S and Honda CR-V for Europe and will start production of the Jazz for Europe, from this Autumn.
Japan also imported the previous Swindon-built Honda Civic Type-R (EP3 model) in 2001.Published 6 August 2009