FK8-generation hot hatchback is officially discontinued in UK after production ended in July
The Honda Civic Kind R has been taken off sale in the UK ahead of the arrival of an all-new generation in the coming months.
The FK8 version of the warm hatchback, which got here in 2017, no longer appears in Honda’s on-line configurator or brochure adhering to completion of manufacturing in July.
The Civic Type R was built together with the basic Civic at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility in Swindon, production of both involving an end in summertime as the Japanese maker sold the site to a retail business.
Honda has yet to verify where it will build the next-generation Civic Kind R, which is because of be introduced in 2022. It constructs the new US-market Civic hatchback in Indiana, however UK-bound autos are more likely to find from its manufacturing facility in Yorii, Japan, which already builds right-hand-drive autos for the residential market.
In a declaration, Honda stated: “Kind R stays very vital to the Honda brand name, and also we can validate that next generation Civic Kind R will likewise be introduced in Europe. More details will be supplied closer to introduce.”
The following Civic Type R is anticipated to use an upgraded version of the 316bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that obtains the FK8 from 0-62mph in 5.8 sec and benefits a full throttle of 169mph.
It had actually earlier been suggested that the following Type R would utilize a hybrid powertrain comparable to the one used in the NSX supercar, which opened the opportunity of 4×4. All previous iterations have actually been front-wheel-drive just.
Although Honda has revealed a strategy to make sure all of its European cars and truck sales were energized by 2022, this would just apply to “mainstream” items. The Civic Type R would certainly more than likely be risk-free from this, since it takes only a small portion of sales.