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Australia's first Civic Type R arrives as a worthy bearer of Honda's go-fast badge

Honda logo14 Sep 2007

By CHRIS HARRIS

HONDA is not in a coma after all. Yes, we really like the Accord Euro and Legend, and appreciate the packaging miracle that is the baby Jazz, but where are the fun small cars that the motor vehicle arm of the Japanese engineering company built its reputation on from the time of the 1960s N360s? The Jazz certainly isn’t a driver’s car and nor is the Thai-built Civic sedan. However, deep from an unexpected place, comes the Civic Type R, a hot-hatch that hounds the VW Golf GTI and co to the very ends of the world. This is what a real Honda is all about.
Model release date: 1 June 2007 to 1 May 2012

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