Production of Honda’s four-door Civic Type-R to cease

Production of Honda’s four-door Civic Type-R to cease

First there was no replacement NSX Supercar, then the S2000 become an extinct beast and now Honda is ceasing production of its Civic Type R four-door model. While we didn’t see this go-hard Civic here in NZ by the end of August 2010, no one in Japan or Europe will either. The car was being manufactured at the company’s Suzuka factory in Japan, while the previous model had come off Honda’s Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, production line.

The four-door Type R had some go too and unlike its three-door hatchback sibling with 150 kW, the four-door Type R’s 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine was gifted more power for a rating of 168 kW. Drive was of course at the front wheels and arrived through a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Type R badge is still worn by what’s left of Honda’s performance models, it was first offered with the iconic NSX back in 1992. The first Civic Type R appeared in 1997 and proved instantly popular.

First there was no replacement NSX Supercar, then the S2000 become an extinct beast and now Honda is ceasing production of its Civic Type R four-door model. While we didn’t see this go-hard Civic here in NZ by the end of August 2010, no one in Japan or Europe will either. The car was being manufactured at the company’s Suzuka factory in Japan, while the previous model had come off Honda’s Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, production line.

The four-door Type R had some go too and unlike its three-door hatchback sibling with 150 kW, the four-door Type R’s 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine was gifted more power for a rating of 168 kW. Drive was of course at the front wheels and arrived through a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Type R badge is still worn by what’s left of Honda’s performance models, it was first offered with the iconic NSX back in 1992. The first Civic Type R appeared in 1997 and proved instantly popular.

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