CIVIC TYPE R DETUNED FOR OZ

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

HONDA has sadly fol­lowed VW’s lead and will de­tune lo­cal Civic Type Rs cit­ing fuel qual­ity as the rea­son. Whereas Ja­panese and Euro­pean Type Rs pro­duce 235kW from the 2.0-litre turbo four, Aussie cars will pro­duce the same 228kW as the pre­vi­ous­gen hot Civic. The good news is that we still get the full 400Nm and the 5.7sec 0-100km/h claim is un­af­fected, while Honda also says that cus­tomers who use 98RON fuel can ex­pect slightly more per­for­mance, so any dif­fer­ence should be mar­ginal.

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