Type R

The new Civic Type R is the ultimate sports car. A car only Honda could make.

It reflects our unique thinking, our drive for constant reinvention, re-evaluation and relentless pursuit of better. Our desire to create the perfect sports machine for the road and the track is imprinted into its DNA and drawn into every curve of its body.

It’s a car that has been built for the sheer thrill of driving, a car built with soul, a car that speaks to you the way few others can.

The 5th generation Civic Type R is the quickest, most agile Civic ever built.

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The Civic Type R is an award-winning, record-breaking performance vehicle.

Developed off the platform of the new Civic Hatch, the Type R features an all new high performance 2.0L DOHC VTEC turbo powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and track tested performance components. 

The combination of the 2.0L DOHC VTEC engine, 6 speed manual transmission, and three driving modes, means the Type R can take you anywhere, from urban streets, to the open road or the race track.

Civic Type R has the latest advanced Honda Sensing Advanced Safety technologies and comes with a 5 year warranty, unlimited kms and 24/7 national roadside assistance.

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Civic Type R reviews

CARPOOL featuring Civic Type-R

CARPOOL discovers the joy that is the Civic Type-R.

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Driven takes the Type R for a test drive (or two)

What made Driven give the Civic Type R 'Performance Car of the Year award? ...

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Motoring NZ Civic Type R Review

Richard Bosselman checks out the Civic Type R to see if it lives up to the hype..

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Metropol reviews the Civic Type R

Was it worth the wait? Ben Selby puts the Civic Type R through its paces...

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Civic Type R reviewed in

Rob Clubley finds out if a road trip in the Civic Type R will deliver the same enjoyment as 3 laps around Hampton Downs...

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Frequently asked questions

Does the new Type R hold any racing circuit records?

Back in 2016, Honda attempted to set new record lap times with the previous generation Civic Type R – and they succeeded. So in 2018, the new Civic Type R attempted to emulate this feat at five European tracks.

However the gauntlet had been already laid down in 2017 when the Type R was put through its paces at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife track, where it clocked a new record lap time for a front wheel drive production car at only 7min 43.8 sec (incidentally bettering the previous record by 6.7seconds).

In 2018, it completed all 5 European Circuit Tracks – and broke the record in all of them.

Where is the new Honda Civic made?

The Honda Civic Hatch and Sedan models are manufactured in Thailand. The Civic Type R is manufactured at Honda's Swindon plant in the UK.

Which Honda Civic has leather interior?

The Civic Hatch Sport Sensing and the Civic Sedan RS Sensing have leather seats whereas the Civic Type R is in a red and black suede.

Which Honda Civic has Turbo?

The new Earth Dreams 1.5L turbo engine is available on the Civic Hatch Sport Sensing and the Civic Sedan RS Sensing. The Civic Type R is of course another beast altogether with its 2.0L VTEC turbo.

What makes the new Civic so different from the older models?

The Civic is Honda’s longest running and largest selling model globally offered today in over 170 markets around the world. This latest model is the 10th generation Civic and it's not just had a facelift, this car has been completely reimagined and reinvented. Everything about it has changed from the ground up – it's bigger, has a new engine, offers a host of new technology and safety features and looks completely different with a low-stance and streamlined sporty design.

Which Honda Civic has VTEC?

Civic Hatch Sport Sensing, Civic Sedan RS Sensing and the Civic Type R all boast VTEC engines.

The Civic Hatch SX and Civic Sedan SX have i-VTEC.