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Civic Type R

Civic Type R

The king has been crowned. Get ready to rev with the new Type R.

A passion for racing

The Type R takes our racing spirit to the streets. This race winner has always been a special marque in the Honda stable. Inspired by our Formula One success, in 1992 we built the very first Type R: the NSX-R. The success of that car went on to spawn an entire range of sports-tuned Hondas.

The birthmark of performance

Only four Hondas have ever been adorned with the infamous red ‘Type R’ badge – the NSX, Accord, Integra, and the Civic. Each one pushed the boundaries of performance. And this latest thoroughbred is the most extreme in 22 years of these extraordinary machines.

The all new Type R is here to show just how much racing is entrenched in Honda’s DNA. When you’re looking for the best performance on the racetrack or the road, look no further than the new Honda Civic Type R. Not only does it hold the title of the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring… ever, but, its eye-catching, sleek and unapologetic sporty design guarantees you the appearance that matches the performance. It is therefore not surprising that we call the Type R a race car for the road.

The king has been crowned. Get ready to rev with the new Type R.

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Exterior Features

Sporty Performance

Sporty Performance

The all-new, direct-injected, 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO-charged petrol engine is built for powerful performance. The exhilarating engine produces peak power and torque at 228kW and 400Nm, with superior, hair-raising acceleration of 0 – 100 in just 5.7 seconds, reaching a class-leading top speed of 270km/h. The slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission, and unmatched front-wheel drive in the hatch segment will have you feeling power like never before.

Aerodynamic Design

Aerodynamic design

A machine this powerful gets even better when you include an exterior to match. The aerodynamic design is both sleek and sporty with red flash Brembo calipers, a wing tailgate spoiler and red styling lines on the tyres. The wide front splitter and deep side skirts manage airflow and reduce lift, while the specially shaped front bumper inhibits air turbulence around the front wheels to enhance both the high-speed stability and the sleek, aerodynamic look. What’s more, the almost completely flat underside works together with the rear diffuser to optimise down-force, keeping the car firmly on the road. The look is complete with LED headlamps and daytime running lights.

Stylish Wheels

Stylish Wheels

The lightweight, high-rigidity 19-inch alloy wheels with enlarged wheel arches are unique to the Type R, and not only compliment performance, but its visual style as well. They are completed with 235/35R19 wheels that were also developed to compliment the unique look of the Type R.


Interior Features

The beauty in the beast

The beauty in the beast

Experience performance in stylish sophistication while you sit back and relax in sporty red suede front bucket seats. The interior boasts sleek aluminium knobs and pedals as well as red-lit sports dials to keep track of revs and speed. An all-round performer needs a versatile sound system and the Type R does not disappoint. Get a 7-inch touchscreen audio display, iPod USB connection, HDMI and a Bluetooth hands-free telephone, and enjoy it all on 6 speakers. Stay cool with climate control, and calm with cruise control. The interior of the Type R is a fun and perfect place for a thrilling drive.

Press R and Play

Press "+R" and Play

Not only do you get a dual-axis strut front suspension, four-point adaptive damper system and limited slip differential, but the latest Civic Type R is the first of its breed to come standard with +R mode. Activation of the button ensures an exhilarating driving experience. It adjusts engine torque mapping and steering, and the suspension dampers to maximise the characteristic of the racing performance that will have you tearing up the tarmac.

Safety Features

Safety First

Safety First

As one would expect of a performance hatchback, both active and passive safety levels are comprehensively addressed. The Type R comes with agile handling assist, a tyre-pressure monitoring system, reverse rear-view camera and parking sensors.

The Civic Type R has been fitted with airbags all round, including curtain airbags. Known as the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), the airbags offer you greatly enhanced protection while out on the road. In addition, ABS anti-lock control for the all-disc braking system and Vehicle Stability Assist and ISOFix child seat anchors are standard. The front discs are vented, measure 350mm and are partnered by four-piston caliper Brembo-brakes, while the rear discs measure 296mm. The Type R provides generous levels of security and protection, without compromising the driving experience.



Displacement (cm3) 1996
Fuel supply system PGM-Fi (Programmed fuel)
Power (kW @ r/min) 228kW/6500rpm
Torque (Nm @ r/min) 400Nm/2500-4500rpm
Limited slip differential Std
Compression ratio 9.8
Bore and stroke (mm) 86.0 x 85.9
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) N/A
CO2 emmissions (g/km) 177
Fuel type 95 Octane



Acceleration (0-100km/h) 5.7
Maximum speed (km/h) 270
Fuel consumption (93/116/EC) ~
- Combined (l/100km) 7.5
- Urban (l/100km) 10.1
- Extra urban (l/100km) 5.9



Drive wheels: ~
- Drive type Front
Steering paddle switch N/A



Gears 6 speed manual



Type ~
- Front Dual Axis Strut
- Rear Axle Beam
Active Damper System o



Type Dual Pinion Electric power steering
Turning radius at body (m) 6.28
Turns, lock to lock N/A



Type ~
- Front (mm) 350mm (4-caliper (Brembo)
- Rear (mm) 296mm



Wheel size - ~
- Front 19X 8.5J
- Rear 19X 8.5J
Tyre size - ~
- Front 235/35 R19
- Rear 235/35 R19
Spare wheel No (Temporary tyre repair kit ONLY)
Alloy wheels Alloy



Length overall (mm) 4390
Width overall (mm) - excluding door mirror 1878
Height overall (mm) - excluding antenna top 1605
Wheelbase (mm) 2594
Track / Tread (mm) ~
- Front 1615
- Rear 1615
Ground clearance (mm) 118
Tare mass (kg) 1361
GrossCombination Mass (GCM) (kg) N/A
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 1700
Maximum tow mass (kg) - trailer with / without brakes N/A
Boot capacity to window (l) - ~
seat down (litres,VDA) 1191
seat up (litres, VDA) 475
Fuel tank capacity (l) 50
Seating capacity 4



Front grille Type R grille
Body coloured door handles Berlina black
Body coloured side mirrors Berlina black
Body coloured bumpers ~
- Front Type R
- Rear Type R bumper and rear diffuser
Heat blocking tinted glass o
Twin chrome exhaust outlets Left and Right
Parking sensors - front and rear o
Micro antenna Shark fin antenna
Tailgate spoiler Wing tailgate spoiler



Seating and Interior Styling ~
Seat material Front - velvet / rear- cloth
Seat trim Front - velvet / rear- cloth
Seats 4
Floor mats Type R carpets
Adjustable seats ~
- Lever type o
Driver's foot rest o
Heated seats ~
Armrests Front
Chrome air vent rings o
Leather gear knob o
Aluminium style pedals o
Doorstep and boot garnish o
Entertainment / Infotainment ~
Bluetooth® - Hands Free Telephone (HFT) o
Multi-information display o
Onboard computer o
Trip computer o
Outside temperature display o
Unique face AM/FM CD + MP3 o
Front loading single CD/ RDS radio sound system 7" Touch screen display audio
MP3/WMA compatibility o
Speakers ~
- Front x2
- Rear x2
- Tweeters x2
Speed sensitive volume compensation o
USB connection (iPod) 2 USB and HDMI Connectivitity
Storage ~
Cupholders ~
Sunglasses storage box ~
Seat back pockets: ~
- Driver o
- Passenger o
Rear shelf o
Split folding rear seats (60/40) o
Instruments and Controls ~
2-Mode driving system o
+R button o
Shift Indicator Light (SIL) o
Engine 'Start / stop' button o
Steering column- height adjustable o
Steering column- depth adjustable o
Multi-function steering wheel ~
- Material Leather
- Trip computer buttons o
- Audio o
- Cruise control with speed Limiter o
- Bluetooth® o
Air conditioning Dual Automatic
- Dual-zone climate control o
Rear quarter window privacy glass o
Rear roof shark fin antenna o
Electric windows ~
- Front o
- Rear o
- Auto up and down o
Cruise control o
Side mirrors ~
- Electric o
- Folding o
- Electric keyless retractable o
- Heated o
- Body colour Berlina black
- Aspheric (DR) o
- Integrated indicators o
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment o
Rear wiper o
Rear window demister o
Headlight adjuster Auto
Engine start/ stop system o
Outside temperature meter o
Interior auto dimming rear view mirror o
Rear view camera o
Parking sensors ~
- Front o
- Rear o
Other ~
12V accessory socket ~
- Front o
Interior lighting o
Shift Indicator System (SIL) o
Map lights o
Glove box light o
Ignition switch light o
Ambient lights o
Trunk light o
Convenience lights ~
- Middle o
- Rear o
Illuminated vanity mirrors o



Active Safety ~
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) o
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) o
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) o
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) o
Hill Start Assist (HSA) o
Agile Handling Assist (AHA) o
Deflation Warning System (DWS) o
Headlight type LED
Emergency stop light system o
Motion adaptive electric power steering o
High-mounted brake light LED brake light
Auto headlights o
Adjustable headlight height Auto
Head Light Auto off timer o
Auto dimming rear view mirror o
Fog lights ~
- Front o
- Rear o
Warning buzzer - headlight on o
Rain sensing windscreen wipers o
Front intermittent wiper o
LED Day Time Running Lights o
Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) ~
Passive Safety ~
Dual front SRS airbag system x2
Dual side SRS airbag system x2
Dual curtain SRS airbag system x2
Passenger airbag cut off switch o
3-point ELR inertia-reel seat belts x4
Seatbelt pretensioning system ~
- Front o
- Rear o
Height adjustable seatbelt anchors front
ISOFix child seat anchors - rear o
Active head restraints (anti-whiplash) - front o
Seatbelt warning o
Warning light - door open o
Warning light - boot open o
Childproof door locks o



Alarm system o
Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser o
Remote keyless entry o
Central locking o
Auto locking (motion sensing) o
Selective unlocking o
Keyless tailgate unlock o
Headlight and ignition key reminder o



Warranty (km) 5years/200000km
Service plan (km) 5years/90000km
Service intervals (km) 10000km
AA Roadside Assist 3 Year




Model RangeModel DerivativeBase Price (Manual)Base Price (Automatic)
Civic Type R Civic Type R R615 900 -


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