Honda has announced that the Civic Type R is on the starting blocks and gearing up for its much awaited 2015 launch.
Due to unprecedented demand, customers wanting to be one of the first behind the Type R steering wheel can now place an order with a £3,000 deposit at their local Honda dealer.
The all-new hot hatch – due in UK showrooms next year – will be the most extreme and high-performing Type R in the 22 year history of the red ‘H’ badge, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.
The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European drivers. The car will be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK, arriving in dealerships during 2015.
The new Type R will mark the debut of the new ‘+R’ button. Located to the side of the steering wheel, a press activates ‘+R’ mode for the most exhilarating driving experience. Engine responsiveness is heightened, with torque-mapping changed to a more aggressive and performance-
focused setting. Steering becomes more responsive which, together with the new four-point Adaptive Damper System,
delivers, says Honda, the ultimate handling experience.