Type R’s price fixed

The Weekend Post - Motoring - - CRUISE CONTROL -

HONDA Aus­tralia has an­nounced pric­ing for the hotly an­tic­i­pated all-new Honda Civic Type R ahead of its ar­rival in Oc­to­ber.

The Type R hot hatch will be from $56,318 on the road in Cairns.

Stan­dard equip­ment for Aus­tralia fea­tures a 228 kW 2.0 VTEC turbo en­gine, a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion with revmatch­ing func­tion, adap­tive dampers with three driv­ing modes, Brembo brake pack­age, 20in al­loys, Honda Sens­ing safety suite, plus class-lead­ing in­te­rior space.

Cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of the famed Type R badge, the fifth­gen­er­a­tion Civic Type R will ar­rive in a sin­gle fea­ture-packed spec­i­fi­ca­tion at $56,318 drive away.

“Type R is the ul­ti­mate ex­pres­sion of Honda putting the en­thu­si­ast at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing it does. So it was very im­por­tant for Honda Aus­tralia to bring the famed Type R name back with the all­new Civic Type R,” Honda Aus­tralia di­rec­tor Stephen Collins said.

“As a record-holder around the Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife, it’s clearly the fastest, most dy­namic Type R model ever sold in Aus­tralia. En­thu­si­asts across the coun­try are go­ing to ab­so­lutely love it.

“Honda is renowned for push­ing the bound­aries of en­gi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy, so it’s great that Honda Aus­tralia can of­fer an­other cut­ting-edge per­for­mance car in Civic Type R, to sit along­side the pi­o­neer­ing NSX hy­brid su­per­car.

“Im­por­tantly, the 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo Civic Type R also com­pletes an ex­cit­ing all-new Honda Civic line-up fol­low­ing the re­cent ar­rival of the dy­namic Honda Civic sedan and hatch.

“It’s the fun­da­men­tal strength of the all-new Honda Civic plat­form, which en­ables Type R to achieve such re­mark­able per­for­mance.”

The Type R brings model-exclusive spring, damper and bush­ing set­tings, a new Dual-Axis front sus­pen­sion set-up with alu­minium lower arms and steer­ing knuck­les for im­proved at-the-limit cor­ner­ing and re­duced torque steer, while a new multi-link rear sus­pen­sion en­hances sta­bil­ity un­der brak­ing. There is also an adap­tive dual-pin­ion elec­tric power steer­ing sys­tem with a vari­able gear ra­tio.

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