They say all good things must come to an end, and certainly Honda is bringing something really good to a very unwelcome end. The 4-door Civic Type R will be withdrawn from service come August 2010 – a sad day for motoring enthusiasts.Read the full news from Bernama below.
HONDA STOPS PRODUCTION OF FOUR-DOOR CIVIC TYPE R.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd says it will end sales of the four-door Civic Type R, following an announcement from Honda Motor Co. Ltd Japan that it will discontinue production of the car.
Currently, Malaysia is the only country outside Japan to sell the four-door Civic Type R.
“After having evaluated the model based on environmental performance, which is the new method of calculating emissions in JC08 mode, as well as current market demands, we believe that the time has come for us to discontinue production of the 4-door Civic Type R,” said the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Honda Malaysia, Toru Takahashi in a statement here today.
To date, Honda Malaysia has sold 234 units of four-door Civic Type R since August 2007.
For now, customers in Malaysia can still place orders for the Civic Type R at any authorised Honda dealer, the statement said.