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The Last Days Of The Honda Civic Type R


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We have some terrible news to report. Honda will be discontinuing the Civic Type R in Europe due to emission regulations. Sales should come to a close by the end of the year.

The motor, a 2.0-liter VTEC, doesn’t pass the EuroV emission rules and Honda has decided that it just isn’t worth it to make it compliant. We say that this is absolute bull.

What makes this situation even worse is that the Civic Type R will still be produced at the Swindon plant in the UK. The only difference is that they will now be producing them for other markets.

As a final farewell gesture, Honda will hold a Civic Type R meeting at the Silverstone raceway during the British Touring Car Championship. There will be special parking for owners of the car and the winner will get to do a lap of Northamptonshire circuit.

We hope that Honda decides to grow a pair and recreate the Type R for the upcoming Civic because they have already taken away the NSX and the S2000. Pretty soon, Honda will become just another middle-aged company with boring old sedans. Sort of like Toyota, but even they’re creating a sports car.

Hit the jump for the press release.

Honda Announces the End of Civic Type R Sales

Honda has today announced that the Civic Type R will no longer be sold in many areas of Europe from the end of 2010.

The 8000 rpm, 201 PS, 3-door made its debut in concept form at the Geneva motor show in 2006. The combination of sharp edges and aggressive styling was quite unexpected after its more conservatively styled predecessor. The production version was unveiled at the Paris 2006 Motor Show, with a look that was almost identical to that of the concept shown earlier in the year.

The decision to stop sales across most of Europe has been taken because the car does not currently meet the Euro 5 emission regulations. The introduction of Euro 5 means the Type R can only be sold up until the end of 2010 in markets where those rules apply. The exclusively UK-manufactured car will continue to be sold in markets where regulations allow it, and it will remain in production at the Swindon manufacturing plant.

The decision to stop sales across most of Europe has been taken because the car does not currently meet the Euro 5 emission regulations. The introduction of Euro 5 means the Type R can only be sold up until the end of 2010 in markets where those rules apply. The exclusively UK-manufactured car will continue to be sold in markets where regulations allow it, and it will remain in production at the Swindon manufacturing plant.



3 comments:

Toyota and Honda are trying to be nothing but boring unlikeable white goods, all while every competitor they have, even the Koreans, are pumping passion into their cars!

Goodbye type-R, I will surely miss the old look in you.

I’m guessing that should be a lap of the Northamptonshire circuit.

Northamptonshire is a county, it’d probably take about 3 hours to do a lap of it, even in a Type R.

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