Last weekend roughly 60 units of the fifth generation Honda Civic Type R arrived in Port Melbourne.
Honda Australia has stated that there have been over 350 dealer orders placed for the new Type R and another 6500 people have pre-registered their interest in purchasing the new hatchback.
A further 400 units are scheduled to roll into Honda Dealerships in Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory before the end of the year and are priced at $50, 990 before on-road costs.
The Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0 litre VTEC turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine and produces 228kW of power at 6500rpm. And let’s not forget about the 400Nm of torque between 2500-4500rpm in this 6 speed front wheel drive.
Safety Features Include:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Front/Rear Parking Sensors
- Lane Departure Warning
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring
- Reversing Camera
Other Features Include:
- 20 Inch Alloy Wheels
- Brembo Brakes
- 7.0 inch Digital Instrument Cluster
- Front Sports Seats
- 7.0 inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Digital Radio
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support
- Keyless Entry/Start
- Dual Zone Climate Control
The sassy new Honda Civic Type R ($50, 990) will directly compete with the Volkswagen Golf R ($52,990) and the Ford Focus RS ($50,990).