Honda Civic Type R to be axed from Europe due to emissions regulations

Honda Civic Type R to be axed from Europe due to emissions regulations

Emissions regulations have claimed another powerful Japanese model, as after the Mazda RX-8 saw its production terminated, the Honda Civic Type R faces the same fate.

According to Honda, the Type R’s 2.0-liter 198 HP engine isn’t up to the new Euro 5 emissions regulations, and as such, will see its production end this year.

The Civic Type R will continue to be manufactured at the Swindon plant in the UK, but the hot hatch will be exported to other markets where emissions regulations allow it (Japan, for instance).

Expect the next generation Honda Civic Type R to respect the Euro 5 rating, but until that comes along, Europe will be deprived of another hot Japanese hatchback.

Source: Honda

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