When Takahiro Hachigo returned to Japan in March after years overseas to be Honda's new CEO, he didn't rush out to buy a new car. Indeed, the car-crazy veteran chief engineer remains probably one of the few auto executives anywhere without his own set of wheels.
But Hachigo is holding out for a reason.
"There is a model I want, which will, as I have told you, be launched this autumn," Hachigo said. "I will wait ... I want to buy the Civic Type R."
The hot hatch will be manufactured at Honda's plant in England and exported worldwide, including to the U.S.