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The all new Honda Civic Type R

Honda revealed the all-new Honda Civic Type R at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in preparation for a European launch in the summer. 

The all new Honda Civic Type R rear viewThe Honda Civic has always been a compact 5-door hatchback built with the driver in mind, and this new car builds on that, adding in high-performance and dynamism - as its current Type R incarnation does - to "deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment, both on road and on the race track."

At the heart of the new Type R is a revised 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine producing 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm, 6-speed manual transmission and a rev match control system, all optimised and refined  to produce a no-compromise and intimate drive.

There is a stiffer chassis and a revised suspension added to the already lighter, more rigid body shell of the new Civic hatchback, increasing torsional rigidity by 38%. Front suspension has been revised to minimise torque steer and maximise sporty handling, and at the rear, the independent multi-link system of the standard Civic has been improved with unique high rigidity suspension arms.

The all new Honda Civic Type R interiorWhen it comes to actual drive of the car, the new and enhanced selection of driving modes in the Type R allows greater choice, with a new ‘Comfort’ setting added to the existing ‘Sport’ and ‘+R’ modes, each option specifically tailoring adaptive dampers, steering force, gear shift feeling and throttle response of the car on demand to produce the required response.

And with a more comprehensive aerodynamic package than the previous model, including a smoother underbody, front air curtain, a lightweight rear wing and vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line, the new Type R will be able to race into view with greater confidence, its muscular, aggressive body demonstrating a best-in-class balance between lift and drag, contributing to greater high speed stability.

Available from this summer, the new Honda Civic Type R will be very much in demand, so contact one of the Customer Service Representatives at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts to register your interest.

The all new Honda Civic Type R side view