Honda has announced that its updated Civic Type R will cost from £32,820 when first deliveries start in the next few weeks.
The UK-built hot hatch has been tweaked for enhanced performance, with changes including a revised air intake system, better cooling, new brake discs and retuned suspension for an improved ride.
Design changes are subtle – and mainly come from the tweaked front end – while the interior benefits from a new Alcantara steering wheel, revised gearknob and an improved infotainment system that includes more physical controls for the climate control and navigation system.
The Type R’s 316bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine remains unchanged, though, and allows it to sprint to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds.
Prices for the standard Type R start from £32,820, while a more well-equipped GT is available for £2,000 more – this adding dual-zone climate control, a high power sound system, satellite navigation and wireless phone charging.
Honda has also introduced a new ‘Sport Line’ model, which is subtler than the standard car. Also priced from £34,820, it brings a smaller spoiler, a black interior and smaller 19-inch alloy wheels with a larger profile.
At the top of the range is a new Limited Edition, of which 20 will come to the UK, and all have been sold out. Priced from £39,996, this is a more stripped-out option that is 47kg lighter than the standard car. It features 20-inch BBS forged alloy wheels and a bright Sunlight Yellow paint colour.Enquire on a new Honda Civic