The British-built 3-door hot hatch - Honda Civic Type R will be named Type R EURO for the Japanese-market. The car will be exported in limited numbers and it will go on sale from 2010.

Japan is the third country outside Europe to import this high-revving hot hatch with the red ‘H' badge, following Australia and South Africa. The demand for the European-produced car in Honda's domestic market is testament to the dedication and skill of Associates at Honda's largest European factory - the only production facility in the world that builds the Civic Type R 3-door.

Honda Civic Type R EURO

Japan also imported the previous Swindon-built Civic Type-R (EP3 model) in 2001.