Featured Civic Type R US Sales Numbers (to date)

  1. nunusguy

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    I have an auto in a car that I like very much but want more punch than 180 HP in my Civic. Plenty of Honda's competitors offer that combo (that is an auto tranny with sustantially more horses which approximate or even exceed 250 HP), so what's keeping Honda from matching the competition ?
     
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    #77 FriscoBrah, Jan 12, 2019
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    With the exception of the Golf R in auto none of the competitors are. The STi, Focus RS, Megan, et cetera are all row your own gears so I have no clue what you’re referencing.

    I’m happy many manufacturers have stayed true to the enthusiasts by keeping the performance models manual.

    It would be sacrilege to offer a Type R as well.
     
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    Yea in these "economy" fast cars, automatic is rare. However once you get into the more expensive and faster cars, auto becomes more available and popular
     
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    Username checks out.
     
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    It’s never gonna happen. In fact, as of today, we know that Type R’s are limited now. They are closing the Swindon Plant. BREXIT, as in, putting the brakes on the whole country. Hell, you won’t even be able to get a SI now. You’ll be lucky if you do.
     
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    The fact that Swindon is closing at the end of the model cycle doesn't mean the Type R is limited, likely Honda will shift hatchback/R production to another facility.
     
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    Last time I checked Honda was a Japanese-based multinational company, you should know that Big Will, so if need be they can relocate to another country right ?
    Yea my Civic hatchback was assembled in Britain so assuming demand for these products continue they can be assembled in another country.
     
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    not exactly easily tho...all the tooling and machinery will need to be moved and reset up. The cost to do this may not be worth it, they've (Honda) have already invested initial cost to get the UK factory up and running.
    so it is not as simple as pick up and go.
     
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    I imagine they're timing it with the launch of the next gen Civic so they're going to be retooling anyway.
     
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