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British-built Civic Type R for Japan

  • Swindon-built Type R
  • To be exported to Japan
  • Jazz production starts soon
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The British-built Honda Civic Type R is to be exported to Japan.

High demand in Japan means that a limited number of European-spec Type Rs, built at Honda's factory in Swindon, will be exported to the company's homeland.

The export model will be named the Type R Euro to distinguish it from the Japanese-spec four-door Civic Type R saloon.

Jazz production starts soon
Japan is the third country outside Europe to import the Swindon-built three-door Civic Type R: Australia and South Africa already bring in the cars.

Workers at Honda's Swindon factory also build the five-door Civic, three-door Civic Type S and the CR-V.

Production of Jazz models for Europe is due to start this autumn.