- Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:32
The new Honda Civic Type R will be here by year's end, but don’t expect it to come cheap...
TWO WEEKS AFTER setting the automotive world abuzz for smashing the Nurburgring lap record for front wheel-drive cars, Honda has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated new Civic Type R. For the British market, that is.
The FK8 generation of Honda’s fire-breathing hatchback will be available in the UK in two variants, entry level and GT. The latter adds a blind spot warning system with cross traffic alert, dual zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, wireless charging, premium audio system, and Honda CONNECT infotainment system with Garmin satellite navigation.
Over there, the basic and GT models will retail for £30,995 (or about $56,493) and £32,995 respectively, and are expected to go on sale in July this year.
The 320bhp Civic Type R squares off directly against other mega-hatches like the 340bhp BMW M140i and the 310bhp Audi S3, which are priced at £32,205 and £32,790 in the UK.
Given that the BMW costs $218,800 and the Audi $232,700 over here, one could expect the hot Honda to come in anywhere between $210,000 to $230,000 when it lands on our shores by the end of the year. Assuming of course, that COE prices remain the same then as they do in May 2017.
230 grand may sound a heck of a lot for a Japanese hatchback, but for those who worship at the altar of VTEC, nothing else will do.
Meanwhile, check out this clip of the record-setting lap...
Honda 2017/18 Civic Type R “Drive Forever”
MY17/18 Honda Honda Civic Honda Civic Type R takes the lead as fastest FWD around the Nürburgring with a time of 7min 43.8sec... unlike the short-lived FK, this new Civic Type R will be officially sold by Honda SingaporePosted by TopGear Singapore on Monday, 24 April 2017