Goodbye Civic Type R
The Civic Type R is soon to die, driven to an early grave by Euro V emission regs. Time for a protest...
Posted: 09 Dec 2010
Come to think of it, we're probably not even in the right place. Far from being an in-house decision, Honda has been forced to can the Civic Type R in the face of next year's more stringent Euro V emissions regulations, which makes our Swindon demonstration the equivalent of turning up at a field full of horses to protest about the ban on fox-hunting ("Yeah, guys, we know. Totally on your side. Now pass us some hay, would you?"). But the Euro emissions people are in Belgium, probably, which is really far away, and it felt a bit more symbolic to picket the Swindon plant. This is where the current Civic Type R is built, and will continue to be built next year for non-Euro markets. This seems unfair.