Sales of Honda's UK-produced Civic FN2 Type R 3-door model have begun in Japan after the first sample of the car were shipped from Southampton, UK.
Currently, this Civic FN2 Type R model only available in the market at Australia, South Africa and Singapore.
The arrival of the 201HP Civic Type R hatch in Japan marks the second time since 2001 that the European-built Civic EP3 has been sold in Honda's home market.
Honda plans to sell a total of 2,010 units of the Civic Type R 3-door in Japan. The cars will are available for order in three colours: Milano Red, Alabaster Silver and Championship White
The Euro-spec FN2 Type R is fitted with a high-revving 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that output 201HP at 7,800 rpm and 142 lb-ft of torque at 5,600 rpm.