Waiting times for the Honda Civic Type R will last until the end of 2024
The new Honda Civic Type R is more expensive than ever, but demand has never been higher.
Honda has confirmed the turbocharged hot hatch is sold out for the next 20 months, meaning anyone ordering one now won’t get the keys until late 2024 – unless Honda Australia can secure more production.
As is the case across the industry, Honda says it is “continuously trying to reduce those wait times.”
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The Type R joins the Toyota GR Corolla, Volkswagen Golf R and Hyundai i20 N on the list of hot hatchbacks where demand exceeds supply.
Toyota has confirmed there will only be 500 examples of the GR Corolla allotted to the Australian market and says it is working to ensure the limited supply that is available is snapped up by enthusiasts rather than scalpers.
“Competition for the car within the Toyota world is enthusiastic to say the least,” said Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia’s vice president of sales, marketing and franchise operations.
At Volkswagen, deliveries of the Golf R 20 Years Special Edition were pushed back late last year to avoid lengthy delays for buyers waiting for the regular Golf R to land.
Originally on course to arrive in the third quarter of 2022, the 20 Years has still not reached Australian shores.
Hyundai completed orders for the i20 N pocket rocket in 2022 as it works to clear a backlog of more than 12 months. The waiting times for the i30 Hatch N had also exceeded 12 months at the end of 2022.
Also contributing to Australia’s hot hatch shortage is the imminent demise of the Renault Megane RS and the recent demise of the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST.
The Megane RS Ultime arrives Down Under mid-year, marking the end not only of the beloved Megane, but of the RenaultSport brand as well.
Future trimmed Renault products will be sold alongside bespoke models under the expanded Alpine brand.
MORE: Honda Australia announces wait times for 2022
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