Honda Civic Type R News

  • Honda Civic Type R police car for New South Wales, Australia

    The Australian New South Wales police force has a mighty different police car in its fleet. The department and Honda announced the Civic Type R was recruited to join the force as part of the NSW police's Eyewatch program. The Honda Civic Type R won't be used for actual patrol purposes, according to information Honda and the department released on Wednesday. Instead it will be used in numerous community outreach programs. Honda loaned the car to the force for 12 months and the department plans to take it to numerous Eyewatch events. The Eyewatch program works to connect communities with local...

  • Honda Civic hatchback production in Swindon, UK
    Honda Civic Type R production moving to North America as UK plant closes

    Honda will move production of the Civic's hatchback body style from a plant in the United Kingdom to North America, the automaker's CEO has confirmed. The news, which was widely expected, comes just a week after the automaker announced it will close its plant at Swindon in South West England in...

  • Honda Civic hatchback production in Swindon, UK
    Honda to close UK plant, Civic hatchback and Type R production could come to North America

    Amid a global manufacturing restructure, Honda confirmed on Tuesday that it intends to shut down its production plant in the United Kingdom. The shutdown will effectively pull Honda manufacturing from England. The plant, located in Swindon, currently builds the Honda Civic hatchback and the Civic...

  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Honda Civic Type R spy shots

    If you're looking for a fast car with a reasonable price tag, Honda's Civic Type R is hard to beat. Despite its front-wheel-drive configuration, it manages to hold up well at the track and at the same time is comfortable and practical enough to drive every day. That's why we gave it the Motor...

  • Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record at Spa
    Honda Civic Type R sets FWD track record at Spa

    Honda has a hot hit on its hands with the Civic Type R. This is one fast front driver, and it's fully capable of putting all 306 of its horsepower to good use. Case in point: Honda just set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. With Super GT driver...

  • Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept
    What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more

    Car-based pickups are nothing new. The Aussies have been building them for decades, although sadly that's no longer the case. Recently, a team of Honda engineers in the United Kingdom decided to give the concept a go using a Civic Type R, the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy winner for 2018. The...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    For the second time, Honda has given its raucous Civic Type R a price bump. Now, the hot hatch costs an extra $600. Cars Direct reported on Friday that as of May 1, a new Civic Type R will set buyers back $35,595, including destination. That includes the $600 MSRP increase and an extra $5 increase to the destination charge. When the Civic Type R was first released, Honda priced the car at $34,775. Last November, the price rose $125 to $34,990. The news accompanies an announcement that all Civic models get a $100 increase to their MSRPs. Unfortunately, the extra $600 doesn't add any new...

  • Honda Civic Type R BTCC Race Car
    New Honda Civic Type R race car ready for British Touring Car Championship

    Car enthusiasts in the UK have experienced many a hopped-up Honda Civic Type R over the years, and the new model is a hit over there as well as in the States. It makes sense, then, that a number of those British cars would go racing. In fact, Honda has dominated the British Touring Car Championship...

  • Why the Honda Civic Type R doesn't have torque steer
    Why doesn't the Honda Civic Type R have (much) torque steer?

    The Honda Civic Type R is an impressive little beastie. In fact, if you missed it, we named Honda's hot hatch the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018. We lauded its handling capabilities, and a major part of the magic is how Honda managed to basically eliminate torque steer in a 306-horsepower...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Honda Civic Type R sees small price hike for 2018 model year

    For 2018, Honda will not implement any changes to its banner hot hatchback, the Civic Type R, but will raise the price slightly higher than what it was in 2017 model year. Following the abbreviated model year, the 2018 Civic Type R will arrive with a small $215 price bump to bring the MSRP from...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Honda Civic Type R

    Honda fans in America have wanted patiently. As other countries got four generations of Civic Type Rs, we looked on longingly. Now it's our turn. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R shoves 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque through its front wheels and handles it expertly. A front suspension...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R first drive review: Track attacker

    It’s a spectacular summer day in Montreal, and not just because it’s 80 degrees. It’s Formula One week, and the remote buzz is audible even downtown as F1 drivers crackle off practice laps at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. They turn one of the most peaceful places in one of North...

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