Honda to discontinue 4-door Civic Type R in August

Honda confirmed today that 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,” Honda said in a statement. “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.”

Yes, after that bit of history we were pretty saddened since we love the power and style of the 225-hp Honda Civic sedan. Oh well, at least we still have our Honda Civic Si in the United States.

– By: Kap Shah