The summer comes at a price of 34.000 euros Honda Civic Type R on the market. The sports version of the five-door compact is powered by a 228 kW / 310 hp 2,0-liter turbo engine that sends its power to the front axle via a six-speed manual transmission.
Visually, the up to 270 km / h fast Civic sets itself apart from the standard models with a large rear wing, a larger grille and 19-inch wheels. Inside there are red and black sport seats with a velor look, a leather steering wheel and a black headlining. The list of options includes a collision warning system, a blind spot assistant and a parking aid.
The "Type R" version of the Civic was first launched in 1997, and it only came to Germany in the second generation from 2001. The new edition now relies on a turbo engine for the first time. Competitors of the new model include the Renault Mégan RS (27.950 euros), the upcoming Ford Focus RS (price not yet known) and the VW Scirocco R (36.825 euros).
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X