Honda Accord Crosstour, Civic hatchback & Type-R for UAE
Honda will not be taking part in the 2009 Dubai Motor Show. However, they have chosen instead to showcase their upcoming GCC-spec models for next year at a press event next week. The new models consist of the marque’s funkiest models, in what looks like an attempt to inject some excitement into an otherwise boring UAE line-up of family cars.
The new models will include the recently-unveiled Honda Accord Crosstour, the long-running Honda Civic 5-door hatchback, and the Honda Civic Type-R.
While the Accord Crosstour crossover is all-new and built in North America, the Civic hatchback has been built in the United Kingdom since 2006, and it is likely that the Type-R will also be the British hatchback version instead of the Japanese sedan one. Also, Honda will make available various Mugen aftermarket tuning options for all models.
Update: The Honda Civic 5-door and the Euro Type-R hatchback will go on sale in March 2010, while the Accord Crosstour will follow in July. Optional dealer-fitted Mugen body kits and wheels for the existing Civic sedan and Accord sedan will be available from February. The Civic hatchback will only be available in top-of-the-line trim, at around Dhs 90,000. The Type-R may go for between Dhs 110,000 or higher. All prices are still being decided.