Honda's performance 5dr Type R to cost €48,750
Published 05/08/2015 | 02:30
Honda's new high-performance Civic TYPE R will cost from €48,750, we can reveal today.
And the optional GT pack will cost you an additional €2,200.
The 310PS fourth generation model has been widely praised for its power and handing ability.
Based on the 5dr Civic hatch, the cabin has the same dimensions and general room.
But the TYPE R has a new 2-litre VTEC turbocharged engine which gives it that high level of power and pace.
And to go with that is a stronger, much more rigid chassis as well as, naturally, as a far higher level of dynamics.
Price was always going to be key with this as rivals include the Golf R (5dr DSG mid-€40,00s) and the Audi S3 - both with 300PS under their respective bonnets.
The TYPE R consumes 7.3 litres of fuel every 100km and emits 170g/km, meaning road tax is €570. And it can hit 100kmh in 5.7 seconds from a standing start while its top speed is 270kmh (167mph).
Honda claim it is the most powerful of its kind.
It has the same five-star Euro NCAP rating as the standard Civic 5dr and shares the same safety elements.
It also has a big menu of systems such as City-Brake, forward collision warning, high-beam system, traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed limiter, etc.
Standard equipment includes: 19ins alloys, Honda Connect system, LED headlights, sports seats, front fogs, alloy pedals, R+ mode with adaptive dampers, limited slip differential, climate control, Bluetooth HFT, etc.
Built in Swindon in the UK, it is, as they say, 'available to order' now.