The expanded Civic Type R range is set to arrive on dealer forecourts over the coming weeks as Honda UK announced last week the on the road pricing for the new cars. The entry level model will cost £32,820 with both the GT and the Sportline costing an additional £2,000, whilst the top of the range Limited Edition Civic Type R is £39,995.
For those interested in the PCP pricing, this has now been confirmed for the new car with monthly payments in line with the current model, starting at £339 a month on a three-year 5.9% contract for the entry level version of the new Civic Type R.
All the new models now have a revised air intake system, improved cooling, two-piece floating disc brakes for increased performance, revised suspension geometry and bushings for improved ride comfort as well as some minor cosmetic changes to both the interior and exterior of the car.
The Civic Type R GT is now fitted with blind spot information including cross traffic monitor, dual zone climate control, an auto dimming rear view mirror, Honda CONNECT with Garmin Navigation, wireless charging, high power audio and LED front fog lights for better road visibility.
For those of you who prefer understated performance, then go for the new Civic Type R Sport Line with its subtler look and low-level rear spoiler, all-black interior, smaller 19” wheels with larger profile tyres, and no fancy pin-strip around the lower flanks of the car. It is priced from £34,820.
For the more flamboyant drivers who want to go to the other extreme, then the Limited Edition Civic Type R is for you. Only 100 of these cars are earmarked for Europe with just 20 coming to the UK, which I am told have all been sold. This Limited Edition model is shod with lightweight 20” BBS forged alloy wheels, unique ‘Sunlight Yellow’ paint, and gets a 47kg weight saving over the standard version.
All the models feature revised tactility and improved touch points inside the car, which includes a new Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, a counterweighted teardrop gear knob and physical controls for the infotainment and climate systems.
Head of Automobile at Honda UK, Rebecca Stead, commented: “As with the previous generation, we are fully expecting a huge demand for the Civic Type R. The expanded family now caters to a wider demographic of enthusiasts and customer deliveries are expected to start from the end of September. We have already had supremely strong interest off the back of the unveil in February – and this is before media and our customers have even taken a test drive.”
For more information on the Honda Civic Type R range, please visit www.honda.co.uk
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground Travel and Lifestyle as well as Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel Motoring Magazine.
Photographs courtesy of Honda UK