Honda Civic Type R staying 'down under'
12th August, 2010
Honda’s hot hatch, the Civic Type R, will continue in
Australia despite the announcement by Honda that the Type R will be dropped in some areas of Europe at
the end of 2010.
The Honda Civic Type R does not comply with Euro 5 emission regulations due for introduction in
Europe, January 2011.
Launched in Australia in 2007, the Civic Type R became an instant image-leader for the Civic
nameplate. Since then, approximately 1,840 have been sold.
The “Red-H” badged three-door hatchback has a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine producing 148 kW at 7,800 rpm
and is paired to a six-speed close ratio manual transmission, running through to the front wheels via a
limited slip differential. Completing the package, 18-inch alloy wheels ride on low profile “licorice
strap” 225/40 tyres.
In keeping with the “Raw-fined” motto of the designers, the Civic Type R matches its on-street
credentials with a host of luxury and safety features.
The Civic Type R is available in four distinctive colours; Championship White, Milano Red, Alabaster
Silver and Crystal Black Pearlescent.
Manufacturer’s list price is $39,990 (flat paint) with metallic paint adding a further $475.