Type R’s price fixed
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.