New Civic will take time

This Is Wiltshire: The Honda Civic Type R is planned to launch in 2015, in order to stimulate car sales The Honda Civic Type R is planned to launch in 2015, in order to stimulate car sales

HONDA has responded to North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson’s calls for the production of next year’s Honda Civic Type R to be brought forward in an effort to stimulate car sales and save jobs.

The new model will be produced in Swindon ahead of its 2015 launch, but the MP has called for a speedier process to make the most of what he has described as a strong car market.

A spokeswoman for the Japanese car maker said: “The Civic Type R is a much anticipated model with high expectations placed on it, as such we need to ensure that this model meets and exceeds these expectations to help its success in the market.

“As with all new models and new engines, rigorous and extensive R&D and testing needs to be carried out.

“This new model remains on plan to be launched in 2015.”

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11:43am Fri 28 Mar 14

Robh says...

Sorry Justin it is just not designed to compete in todays market.
Sorry Justin it is just not designed to compete in todays market. Robh
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Fri 28 Mar 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

It just shows what a great MP we have..........the Type R solution to Honda's problems, why didn't we think of that before, what a superb idea (sic)
It just shows what a great MP we have..........the Type R solution to Honda's problems, why didn't we think of that before, what a superb idea (sic) A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -1

1:13pm Fri 28 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Yes but it got him in the papers again which is more important to him
Yes but it got him in the papers again which is more important to him house on the hill
  • Score: 4

1:47pm Fri 28 Mar 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Just goes to show the ignorance of a career politician.

Does he really think that Honda are deliberately delaying the launch? Clearly the car is not ready for sale yet. If it were they would be selling it to try and generate additional sales.

Furthermore the type R is at the top end of the range and won't appeal to the majority of those in the market for a Civic. As already suggested above, it not the answer to solving their ongoing sales issues.
Just goes to show the ignorance of a career politician. Does he really think that Honda are deliberately delaying the launch? Clearly the car is not ready for sale yet. If it were they would be selling it to try and generate additional sales. Furthermore the type R is at the top end of the range and won't appeal to the majority of those in the market for a Civic. As already suggested above, it not the answer to solving their ongoing sales issues. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Morsey says...

If Honda were to, occasionally, give their car models a fresh name, rather than keep on calling them 'Civic', maybe the public would think they have produced a NEW car?

Cannot understand this stupid idea of adding letters and numbers ... Ford used to do it and it didn't always work for them.
If Honda were to, occasionally, give their car models a fresh name, rather than keep on calling them 'Civic', maybe the public would think they have produced a NEW car? Cannot understand this stupid idea of adding letters and numbers ... Ford used to do it and it didn't always work for them. Morsey
  • Score: -1

10:53pm Sun 30 Mar 14

mrwoo says...

The pink pound is very strong, so I'd target that market!

Honda Jizz anyone?
The pink pound is very strong, so I'd target that market! Honda Jizz anyone? mrwoo
  • Score: 1

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