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by Matt Brogan

The British-built Civic Type R will be exported to the brand’s homeland of Japan from next year.

The highly acclaimed 3-door hot hatch, manufactured at Honda’s plant in Swindon, is to be shipped to Japan where it will go on sale during 2010.

The model will be called the Type R EURO, to distinguish it from the Japanese-spec 4-door Civic Type R saloon, and will be sold in limited numbers.

Japan is the third country outside Europe to import this high-revving hot hatch with the red ‘H’ badge, following Australia and South Africa.

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The demand for the UK-produced car in Honda’s domestic market is testament to the dedication and skill of Associates at Honda’s Swindon factory – the only production facility in the world that builds the Civic Type R 3-door.

Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) also builds the 5-door Civic, Civic Type S and CR-V for Europe and will start production of the Jazz for Europe, from this Autumn.

For a full review of the Honda Civic Type R, click here.




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