Honda has announced that they will axe the four-door Civic Type R, with production ending this August.
The four-door Type R has been around since 1997, and it’s a fine car. The latest one makes up for the two extra doors with a 21 hp power boost over the two-door variant. It even has a six-speed manual.
However, all good things must come to end, especially since Honda has recently killed off a couple good cars already (S2000, NSX) in an effort to become a more eco-friendly company.
Honda to Complete Production of 4-Door Civic Type R
TOKYO, Japan, April 19, 2010 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced it will discontinue production of the 4-door Civic Type R at the end of August, 2010. A purist’s sports car featuring precisely tuned vehicle dynamics, the Civic Type R creates a unity between car and driver for exceptional driving pleasure. The first-generation model launched in 1997 and was produced at Suzuka Factory. The second-generation model following in 2001, was produced at Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.* For the current, third-generation Civic Type R that was released in 2007, the production has returned to Suzuka Factory.
Type R models are specially tuned to take full advantage of the potential of the base model and provide a racing car-like driving feel. First offered on the NSX in 1992, the Type R range was added to the Integra in 1995 and to the Civic in 1997.
* Established in 1985 in Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K.
this car is pretty good but unfortunately it has to be stopped.
is there any new type of car from Honda to replace this type of car ?