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Honda NSX here in 2016, Civic Type R not confirmed for Oz

The 2015 Honda NSX will arrive in Australia next year (2016) while the Honda Civic Type R isn’t, despite speculation, confirmed for Australia.

HONDA AUSTRALIA Director Stephen Collins has confirmed its 2015 hybrid NSX Supercar will be in Australian showrooms in 2016, but couldn’t confirm an exact on-sale date or a price.

Collins said: “The NSX will only be sold through selected dealers, with the number and location to be revealed over the coming months”.

As such, it is not taking orders until the price and launch timing has been confirmed.

Speaking with Practical Motoring today, Collins also said, despite local speculation, that the much more affordable, but equally desirable 2015 Civic Type R hasn’t been confirmed for sale in Australia, but that it’s certainly on the company wish list and that there is strong desire from local consumers to get it here.

Collins told Practical Motoring of the arrival date of the supercar after revealing a near production ready NSX concept today which will be displayed at this weekend’s Rolex Australian Grand Prix and coincides with the debut of the second iteration of a McLaren Honda F1 partnership.

Assisting Collins with the reveal was 2009 World F1 champion Jenson Button, who lines up for the Japanese marque for the second time after a long but lean stint, from 2003 to 2008 before Honda closed down its team. Speaking at the reveal of the NSX concept, Button said: “Melbourne has been very kind to me over the years. While we may be a year behind most other teams in experience, Honda is here to win and its only a matter of time until we are fighting in front”.


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Mark Higgins

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