Adding yet another ute to our list of grey market cars we pine for, the UK-built beast known as the Honda Civic Type R hatch will be joining Honda’s Japanese lineup in 2010. Manufactured in Swindon, England, the 2010 Honda Civic Type R is the three-door cousin to the equally as menacing Type R saloon and, to differentiate it from its 4-door companion, will come bearing the “EURO” tag.
Like the Type R saloon, the EURO will come equipped with Honda’s famed 2.0L i-VTEC 4-banger, conservatively rated at 198-horsepower and 142 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is electronically limited to 146 mph and the sprint from 0-60 mph can be achieved in just 6.6 seconds. Production of the Civic Type R EURO will be limited to an as-yet-undisclosed number, and pricing is expected to fall somewhere in the Type R saloon’s ¥1,000,000 yen/$18,000 USD range.
Although there has been talk of a Type R Filthy Westerner edition, Honda made no mention of any U.S. exportation plans in the press release. So, excluding any events pertaining to or occurring during WWII, consider the score now Japan: 2, US: 0.