Import Honda Civic Type R FD2 under New SEVS

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Lots of interest lately in the 2007 – 2010 Honda Civic Type R FD2 and whether this model will be eligible for import to Australia under the new SEVS from December 2019.

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The Honda Civic Type R FD2 was a relatively rare model with approx. 13,000 units made during the above year range.

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So, will it be eligible for import under the new SEVS criteria ? 

This model was not sold new in Australia in this 4-door format, and the applicable evaluation criteria to consider would be power to weight criteria.

This requires 110 kW / tonne.

A quick calculation using power output of 165.5 kW and weight of 1,270 kg gives approx. 130.3 kW / tonne and means this model will be eligible for import under new SEVS.

What will they cost ?

Prices vary over time but based on current market prices, probably in the $20,000 to $40,000 complied range depending on year, condition, specs and km, with that higher range buying one in near new condition.

An example like this very clean 2008 model featured here with just 21,400 km sold on 21 Feb 2019 at USS Tokyo auction for about $37,000 complied equivalent in Australia, plus standard on road costs (@ 79 Yen to the dollar).

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