Honda Civic Type R 2017 Pricing And Spec Confirmed
Honda Civic Type R 2017 Pricing And Spec Confirmed

Honda Civic Type R 2017 Pricing And Spec Confirmed


Honda Australia has announced the returning Civic Type R will be priced from $50,990 before on-road costs when it rolls into local showrooms in October.

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Offered in a single specification grade, the Japanese brand's hot hatch is $2000 less expensive than its manual-equipped Volkswagen Golf R rival – which is set for a mid-life update in August.

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Additionally, the Type R shares its sticker price with the limited-run Ford Focus RS that quickly achieved cult status when it was released in July last year.

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The Honda punches out 228kW at 6500rpm and 400Nm between 2500-4500rpm thanks to its 2.0-litre VTEC unit.

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However, both of these competitors employ all-wheel-drive set-ups, whereas the Civic sends power to its front wheels.

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Nevertheless, each model pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.

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The Honda punches out 228kW at 6500rpm and 400Nm between 2500-4500rpm thanks to its 2.0-litre VTEC unit, which shades the similarly sized Golf R (213kW/380Nm), but is shy of the 2.3-litre Focus RS (257kW/440Nm).

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Despite its performance credentials, the sporty Civic drinks 8.8L/100km on the combined cycle test, with carbon dioxide emissions of 200 grams per km.

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Three different driving modes – 'Comfort', 'Sport' and '+R' – are available for the Type R, each capable of adjusting the steering, throttle, transmission, stability control and adaptive damper system settings.

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An exterior aerodynamics package is complimented by a set of 20-inch 'Berlina' black alloy wheels that are wrapped in low-profile 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tyres.

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Tucked behind the front rims are Brembo brakes that combine 350mm ventilated discs with four-piston calipers, while the rear-end employs a pair of 305mm solid rotors.

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Other standard equipment includes a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, lightweight front sports seats trimmed in pseudo-suede fabric, red and black interior theme, machined alloy gear knob, 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, digital radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, keyless entry/start, dual-zone climate control, and a unique 'Type R' serial plate number.

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Furthermore, a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies are also on offer, such as AEB with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, passenger-side blind-spot monitoring camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitoring, reversing camera and lane keep assist.

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Five paint colours are available to choose from, with 'Rally Red' the only no-cost option. The others hues – 'Championship White', 'Crystal Black', 'Sonic Grey' and 'Brilliant Sporty Blue' – attract a $575 premium.

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Type R is the ultimate expression of Honda putting the enthusiast at the centre of everything it does.

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Timing issues meant the previous-generation Civic Type R never made it Down Under, but Honda Australia director Stephen Collins is confident that the new model will strike the right chord with performance aficionados.

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\"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 all-new Civic Type R,\" he said.

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\"As a record-holder around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it's clearly the fastest, most dynamic Type R model ever sold in Australia.\"

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It was revealed in April that the spicy Civic had lapped the infamous German circuit at record pace for a front-wheel-drive production vehicle, with a 7:43.8 time set.

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Honda's local arm claims over 250 pre-orders have already been lodged with dealers since their books opened up in May, while more than 5000 people having also registered interest for the Type R.

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2017 Honda Civic Type R list pricing

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Honda Civic Type R – manual – $50,990

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Has Honda priced the Civic Type R competitively enough against its rivals? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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