Thursday, November 12, 2009

Honda Civic Type R goes on sale in Japan

Honda’s home market has finally gotten hold of the British-built Civic Type R, which was earlier introduced into the Australian and South African markets. The three-door hot Civic was originally conceived as a European-only model; however, it has attracted a considerable number of fans in Japan.

Only 2010 units will be available, the first examples of which were shipped from Southampton to Japan last month.

The Civics are available in Milano Red, Alabaster Silver or Championship White.

Honda’s Swindon factory is the only production facility in the world to produce the Type R three-door.

Aside from Civic models, the Swindon factory also makes the CR-V and the Jazz, which started production last month.