We Won’t Buy Honda Civic Type R Anymore Starting 2011
The imposed Euro 5 regulations made the guys at Honda Europe decide to stop the Civic Typer R sales starting 2011. The model is available in a limited stock in some countries.
The Honda officials announced that the Civic Type R model won’t be sold anymore starting 2011 in the European countries, as the car builders are forced only to sell engines that meet the Euro 5 regulations. Currently the model does not meet the Euro 5 regulations and adapting the engine for this regulations is not profitable, as the new generation will make its debut somewhere around 2012. So, Honda pauses the sales of Type R in 2011, preferring to bet on CR-Z as the sportiest option of the range.
The concept that foretasted the current Honda Civic Type R was presented in 2006 at Geneva Motor Show. The production model debuted in the same year at the Paris Auto Show. Since its debut, the model surprised both Honda fans and the public as the exterior looks were almost identical with the ones of the concept. The Civic Typer R’s engines offers a maximum power of 200 HP at 7,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 142 lb-ft at 5,600 rpm. The engine is capable of 8,000 revs and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. The top speed of the model is 146 mph.
The Honda Civic Type R was included in Mibz.com’s Top 10 Hot Hatches You Could Actually Buy In 2009.