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Honda stays the course with a Civic Type R hatchback in Europe

For Europe, the third-generation Civic Type R continued with the three-door hatchback formula, with power coming from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder connected to six-speed manual gearbox drivetrain.

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For Europe, the third-generation Civic Type R continued with the three-door hatchback formula, but was down on power compared to its Japanese market counterpart.

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While the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and six-speed manual gearbox drivetrain were the same, the Euro-spec engine was only rated at 198 horsepower.

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A torsion beam rear suspension and lack of a limited-slip differential also hampered the Euro-spec CTR from being all the hot hatch it could be.

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Honda would later introduce a special Championship White edition of this Civic Type R that came standard with a Torsen diff.

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Europe's CTR would also become available in Honda's homeland, with 2,010 examples going on sale alongside the CTR sedan in Japanese showrooms, badged as the Civic Type R Euro for the 2010 model year.

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Some of the Type R faithful weren't thrilled with this particular CTR, because it adopted a more compliant ride.

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This Civic Type R was available in three paint colors: Milano Red, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Championship White.

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A mesh grille, side sills and rear wing dress the exterior of the Civic Type R.

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The K-Series 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 198 horsepower.

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The cabin gets a three-spoke steering wheel, and more supportive Honda R spec front bucket seats. Click through for a few more pics from Honda and check out the article below for the full history of the Type R.

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