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.