July 07, 2015

British-built new Honda Civic Type R destined for Japan

Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo announced that the new Civic Type R, built in Britain, will be destined for customers in Japan.

The first units to be shipped from Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) are due to arrive in Japanese showrooms from
autumn this year.

This news is a further boost for the 3,000 associates working at the UK-based plant, as it follows the recent announcement of new investment at the plant of £200-million, with HUM becoming the global production hub for the next generation Civic five door model.

"We're delighted that the European Civic Type R will be sold to customers in Honda's home country of Japan. Customers are really excited about this car and we're developing a significant order bank here in Europe. Exporting the car to Japan will only serve to increase demand further, which is great news!" said Philip Ross, Senior VP - Honda Motor Europe.


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