It entered production in 2015 for a European target market with its construction in Swindon, England under a subsidiary; Honda of the UK Manufacturing. Exported across the world, only 750 units entered Japan.
Being the first Type-R to be turbocharged, the 2-litre 4 cylinder engine is built at Honda's Anna Engine Plant in Ohio, U.S.A. before being shipped to England.
It has a special R+ button that when activated can improve the responsiveness of the chassis, engine, and throttle.
Need for Speed: Payback
The Civic Type-R appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief appearance in a customisation trailer released on June 26, 2017.