FN Civic Type R

I was just talking with some fellow motoring hacks about the fact that there are only four-door Civic Type Rs in Japan yesterday and today we have this piece of news – the 3-door Civic Type R sold in Europe will soon be sold in Japan next year. The 3-door Civic hatchback with the FN chassis (instead of Japan’s FD Civic 4-door sedan) is built at Honda’s Swindon plant in England and will be exported to Japan from there. It will be called the Honda Civic Type R EURO in Japan. The European FN Civic features a completely different body built on a different chassis that uses a torsion beam at the rear instead of an independent setup. It also uses a different interior design although the general double-decked space ship interior theme is similiar.