Honda Civic Type R 2020 - 2021 Overview
The vehicle's side profile features 20-inch aluminum wheels and skirts that are also accentuated with a red line. To add more character to the model's aggressive styling, Honda includes a new spoiler to the Honda Civic Type R.
The vehicle's rear end is pretty much the same as its front fascia adorned with red "H" badge, carbon fiber, and mesh. The Japanese carmaker also decided to add three exhaust pipes that are centrally-positioned to further enhance its appeal.
Powering the Honda Civic Type R is the 2.0L DOHC turbocharged and direct-injected i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine. This power source is capable of making 306 horsepower and 400 Newton-meter of torque, which makes the model the most powerful and the fastest Civic Type R. The engine is paired to a six-speed manual.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. launched the Honda Civic Type R in the Manila International Auto Show in 2017. However, the company did not confirm the model's introduction until July 11, 2017. Initially, HCPI planned to bring only 100 units of the Honda Civic Type R. But after the model surpassed the 100 units and because of high demand, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. decided to bring another 100 units to the local market.
HCPI offers the Honda Civic Type R in a single variant – the Honda Civic Type R 2.0 MT Turbo priced at ₱3,180,000. It comes in three color options: Polished Metal Metallic, Rallye Red, and Championship White.
The Honda Civic Type R comes with a radical exterior that features a lot of black plastic that creates depth and contrast to the standard Civic hatchback.
The front fascia of the Honda Civic Type R has a black grille with a Type R badge surrounded with a set of LED fog lamps and headlamps. Brake ducts are also present at the side of the bumper to help cool the large cross-drilled Brembo brakes. An extensive front clip is also featured in this model, which is much more muscular than the non-Type R variants.
Honda Civic Type R has a different side profile compared to its sedan counterpart because of the model's hatchback design. This Japanese hatchback does not have a trunk; instead, it features a liftgate following the fastback shape that the brand wants for its cars.
Red dominates the cabin of the Honda Civic Type R. The seats and trim pieces are in the share of red. The seats also have extra support and bolstering whenever the driver feels the need to fling the model hard into corners.
Seatbelts also got a red color splash. This color is also present on the infotainment and telemetry screens to keep up with the interior’s theme.
In terms of seats, the Type R Is pretty much the same with the non-Type R variant. Space is just enough to accommodate five passengers. The cargo is also larger, which means that no compromise was made for practicality. The cabin also has a generous amount of storage space like the center console that can house a significant volume of miscellaneous items.
Technology & Safety Features
The Honda Civic Type R is employed with a plethora of displays and screens that provide the information to the drivers for easier interaction with media and maps. Sitting on the center screen is the 7-inch infotainment system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. It also comes with HDMI, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity. Sound is transmitted through a set of eight speakers.
The model also has a fully-digital gauge cluster that shows various information about performance like boost and shift indicator.
Other tech features present in the Honda Civic Type R include keyless entry with push start, dual-zone automatic climate control, backup camera, cruise control, brake hold, rear parking sensors, and several drive modes.
Some of the safety features available in the Japanese hatchback are dual front, side, and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and vehicle stability assists.
Platform & Chassis
Honda Civic Type R is a four-seater, five-door hatchback that features an all-new chassis. Honda designated the Civic Type R as an FK8, a hatchback, rather than the C designation present in the Civic sedans. In terms of suspension, Honda equipped this hatchback with MacPherson struts with a dual-axis pattern for the front setup while the rear comes with a multi-link type.
Both come with an adaptive damper system, which is an advantage from the regular Civic.
The Japanese automaker also employed the Honda Civic Type R with cross-drilled Brembo brakes at the front wheels. The model rides on 20-inch alloy wheels – allowing the driver for more stiffness and steering feel.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the Honda Civic Type R lies a 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC VTEC direct-injection power source. It is the K20C1 motor from the brand's stable. This engine can deliver a maximum power output of 306 horsepower and 400 Newton-meter of torque. It is also Euro 4 compliant and is paired to a six-speed manual tranny that comes with a rev-matching function utilizing a dual-pinion variable-ratio Electric Power-Assisted rack-and-pinion steering gear.
Honda Civic Type R also features three driving modes, namely Comfort Mode, Sport Mode, and +R mode. In terms of fuel efficiency, this hatchback can go 9.35 kmpl or 22 mpg in the city. On the highway, it can go 11.9 kmpl or 28 mpg.
The price of the Honda Civic Type R in the Philippines is ₱3180000 with 2.0 VTEC Turbo MT as the only available variant. Latest prices of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R will be updated in the table below:
Manual | Gasoline | 5 seats
***Please note that the Honda Civic Type R‘s price might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.
Honda Civic Type R 2021 Specifications
- 2 LNo306 hp
- 400 NmMTFWD
Suspension & Brakes
- Dual-Axis StrutDiscDisc
- 4,5771,877 mm1,434 mm
- 132 mm
- 5414 L
- LED20 inches
- Fabric Bucket SeatManualAutomatic
- Push ButtonStandardWith
Safety & Security