It isn’t every day that something as futuristic in design as the 2017 Honda Civic Type R comes along. Just look at the that front end! It very much reminds us of… well… maybe a Transformer or something? A real slice of where automotive design is heading in the next few years or so. We approve having seen one in the metal fairly recently.
The previous gen Honda Civic Type R was on sale from 2012 so it’s no surprise that the new car based on the new platform and design is due very soon. The entry level will cost around £30,000 and will be available from July 2017, whilst the GT version will sell for around £2,000 more.
Those buying the GT will benefit from a cross traffic monitor, dual zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, Honda CONNECT with Garmin Navigation, wireless charging, high power audio, and LED front fog lights.
The 2.0-litre VTEC turbo of the previous generation Civic Type R has been optimised and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm, while the six-speed manual transmission is further improved by a rev match control system.
Phil Webb, Head of Cars at Honda UK, commented: “As with the previous generation, we are fully expecting a huge demand for the Civic Type R. The order bank is already open and we are experiencing strong interest off the back of the launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March – and this is before our customers have even taken a test drive.”