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Honda Civic Type R

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RM 330,002
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Civic Type R Specs
Engine 1996 cc
Power 306 hp
Transmission Type Manual
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Central Locking Yes
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Being the sporty version of the standard Honda Civic, Type R is faster, more aggressive and more stylish. Since its launch in 2017, the model has gained wide popularity and appreciation. It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, tuned to produce a massive output of 310 PS. It can achieve 0-100 kmph sprint in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 272 kmph. It is available in a solo White Pearl colour choice, with sporty red accents inside and out. The single trim of racing hatchback is priced at RM 330,002. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has also made its debut in some countries, though the Malaysian launch is still not clear.

Honda Civic Type R 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Honda Civic Type R 2.0L VTEC Turbo RM 330,002 *
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1996 cc, 306 hp, Manual, Petrol
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Civic Type R is available in 1 different colors - White Pearl.

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Honda Civic Type R Review

  • Civic Type R Overview
  • Honda Civic Type R Interior & Features
  • Civic Type R Exterior
  • Honda Civic Type R Ride & Handling
  • Civic Type R Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Honda Civic Type R Braking & Safety
  • Civic Type R Verdict

Civic Type R Overview

Honda Civic Type R is an ultimate performance car with no muggle in the world of mid-size performance cars. The latest iteration of the model was launched towards the end of 2017 in the Malaysian market and has gained wide popularity since then. As a sportier, wilder version of the standard Civic, it only comes with edgier styling over the already pleasant looking car and brings thrill performance in the mass market category. 

According to the automaker, the updated Civic Type R is a far improved version that resolves the shortcomings of the previous one. Significantly, the lags of the turbo engine have been reduced and the exhaust pressure has been increased even at lower rpms. This results in generating more output from the VTEC engine. Presently, Type R is the most potent Honda car in the lineup. It is priced at RM 330,002.

With the introduction of the Civic Type-R Limited Edition version earlier this year, Honda has started preparing to reclaim its FWD record at the Nurburgring, which currently lies with Renault Megane R.S. Trophy with a lap time of 7:40:10 seconds.

Honda Civic Type R Interior & Features

Inside the cabin, Honda Civic Type R features a class that one expects from a sports car. Surprisingly, the automaker extends excellent interiors at a very manageable price. Though the overall interior layout and cabin design are more like the regular Civic, the use of red inserts on steering wheel, dashboard, centre console, red backlit instrument console, door panels, and seats make the interior ambience very sporty in overall feel. The car offers best-in-class interior space, smartly utilized by well-shaped and comfortable seats. 

The extremely informative dashboard has a lot of control buttons on all sides. The steering wheel also has a lot of such buttons, including the audio controls, and so does the centre console. There is an advanced 7-inch touchscreen display at the dashboard that is routed to the audio system as well. This system can also be used as a Hands-free Telephone speaker. There are eight speakers in all.

With so much on offer, one can confidently say that a tech-savvy and a crazy racing enthusiast will find it amazing.

Civic Type R Exterior

The fantastic looking Type R possesses a timeless design. The physical cues are a lot sportier, more so with the abundant amount of sporty bits upfront and the overly spiced up rear. 

At the front, there is a sleek and wide looking black grille, which engulfs the LED headlamps housing daytime running LEDs. The front bumper features a revised styling with large fake air dams around the foglights enhancing its sporty persona. At the rear end, a massive rear spoiler is attached to the hatch below the windscreen, which appears loud. A massive bumper, LED tail lights, underbody skirting, and centrally mounted three exhaust ports, make the rear setup distinctive. 

Honda Civic Type R is available in a single White Pearl colour with sporty red accents all across, including the brand’s logo upfront and at the rear and the brake callipers, bring the attractiveness of contrasting colour tones. There is also a shark fin antenna towards the back, much like many other cars from the brand itself. The car rides on chunky 20-inch wheels with 245-section tyres. 

 

Honda Civic Type R Ride & Handling

The Honda Civic Type R has been made especially for the people who love the thrill of riding at high speeds. It delivers an impressive driving experience that’s safe and fun. 

As for the suspension, the shocker absorbers are pretty decent and apt for a track-focused car. The front wheels have Dual-Axis Strut while the rear has Multi-Link units. The suspension setup is neither hard nor soft.

The hatchback has three different drive modes - Comfort, Sport, and +R, responsible for the change of the complete dynamics driving. Comfort is what you select while riding on the city roads. To experience the engine's thrill and agility, get to the top gear and push the accelerator throttle, the car will sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds. The top speed is rated at 272 kmph. 

Civic Type R Engine & Fuel Consumption

Speaking about mechanical bits, the Honda Civic Type R is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbo engine tuned to be extremely fine and is mated to a PGM fuel injection (direct type) system. The total power production comes in the form of 310 PS at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm, which occurs between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm.

All of the power is sent down to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Yes, you read it right. Much to the delight of all the purists, the manual gearbox is here to thrill. However, there are still quite a few prospective buyers who may not like the idea of missing out on an automatic gearbox.

Honda Civic Type R Braking & Safety

We are sure you did not miss out on the red calipers for the disc brakes. But that is just the attractive bit while the actual braking mechanism starts from the ventilated front disc from Brembo and the solid rear units. ABS and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) are added to enhance the braking abilities further along with Brake Assist.

Other safety features are six SRS airbags (front, sides, and curtains), vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, vehicle immobiliser with a security alarm, and an auto brake hold.

 

Civic Type R Verdict

Honda Civic Type R is a brilliant yet fun to drive hatchback sports car that is a perfect blend of luxury and speed. It comes with the best in class interior space, braking capability, and a great balance between power and steering.

 

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    Ajiad Jul 22, 2020 for Honda Civic Type R

    The Type-R looks global from every angle and is sold in our market as a fully imported vehicle from Swindon. This is only workshop in the world that manufactures the Civic Type-R. I found the Type-R to be a high performance and track-friendly car, courtesy its 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor which produces 310PS. The car comes with three driving modes. Read More

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    Harrison Dis 18, 2019 for Honda Civic Type R

    I was keen to buy a speedy car that I can rely upon and that is quite practical in every aspect. After lot of online research I decided to opt for Honda Civic Type R. The reason behind is this front wheel driving car provides speedy and excellent performance Moreover, when it comes to practicality this car deserves a mention. Read More

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    Hakim Sep 09, 2019 for Honda Civic Type R

    Last year after my post-graduation, my father bought me this splendid variant of the Honda car. It is an embodiment of comfort of the Honda family which itself states its high graded features including the awesome looks, breath taking long rides, advanced technology, solid built quality, efficient braking system and most importantly safe on the road. This car also offers Read More

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    Sajjad Ogo 13, 2018 for Honda Civic Type R

    It has been six months since I have this car and it is an absolute monster. The red and black theme of this car gives it the stylish edge it needs, and the engine produces enough power to make sure the car reaches speeds of 100km/h in almost 6 seconds. Even at high speeds on highways the car is very Read More

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    Sha Jul 04, 2018 for Honda Civic Type R

    I was an enthusiastic part of the Honda Civic fan club for years before I finally took the plunge and purchased the customary red-badged go-faster hatchback. After having spent more than a fortnight driving the Honda Civic Type R around town, I can vouch for the fact that my new buy has exceeded expectations. Apart from being a competent front-wheel-drive Read More

Honda Civic Type R FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Honda Civic Type R?

The safety features available in Honda Civic Type R Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Ebd Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes
Crash Sensor Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
What are the Dimensions of Honda Civic Type R?

Below are the Dimensions of Honda Civic Type R:

Feature Value
Cargo Volume 420 L
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Length 4557 mm
Width 1877 mm
Height 1434 mm
Wheel Base 2700 mm
Front Tread 1599 mm
Rear Tread 1593 mm
No Of Doors 4
Kerb Weight 1391 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Honda Civic Type R?

Honda Civic Type R comes with 1 variants. The Top variant 2.0L VTEC Turbo:

Engine Specification
Engine 1996 cc
Power 306 hp

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