The Type R was first introduced when it came with the Honda NSX in 1992 while the Integra got its new badge in 1995 and the Civic 2 years later. Honda announced that the production of the current 4 door Type R will end this August. This model is being produced and manufactured in its Japan’s Suzuka factory while the earlier generation came off its Swindon, Wiltshire plant in the United Kingdom. Since its launch in August 2007, Honda Malaysia has since sold 234 units of the 4 door Civic Type R and that Malaysians can still place orders as they are still available.
According to Toru Takahashi, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia, “After having evaluated the model based on environmental performance, which is the new method of calculating emissions in JC08 mode, as well as current market demands, we believe that the time has come for us to discontinue production of the 4-door Civic Type R,”
If you haven’t already known, the red coloured badge on the body of the car is what distinguish it from the others. The Type R is popular for being a highly tuned and high performance car. The 4 door version comes with a 2.0 liter DOHC engine that gets you 225 horse through its 6 speed manual transmission gearbox powering up its front wheels. At the moment, Malaysia is the only country apart from its ‘native’ in Japan who is selling the Civic Type R, so apart from Japan, owners in Malaysia would be affected.