Honda Automobiles: First-Ever Civic Type R for America Goes On Sale Tomorrow

Posted on 16. Jun, 2017 by in Honda Canada

  • 306-horsepower Civic Type R is many absolute prolongation Honda ever sole in a U.S.
  • World’s fastest prolongation front-wheel-drive car during a Nürburgring
  • Civic Type R capstones Honda’s epic 10th era Civic lineup

The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R – a ultimate opening various of America’s best-selling car1 and a first-ever Type R-badged Honda sole in a U.S. – goes on sale starting tomorrow in one comprehensively-equipped Touring trim with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 of $33,900.

The many absolute prolongation Honda ever sole in America, a track-ready 2017 Civic Type R embodies Honda’s racing spirit, creation 306 horsepower (SAE net) during 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from 2,500-4500 rpm from a 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC® engine. A pre-production chronicle of a new Type R claimed a pretension of world’s fastest prolongation front-wheel-drive (FWD) car on Apr 7, 2017, sourroundings a record path time of 7 mins 43.80 seconds on Germany’s mythological Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop), some-more than 3 seconds faster than a prior FWD best.

The Type R puts a energy down by a short-throw 6-speed primer delivery with scrolled singular trip differential bending adult to 245/30ZR20 Continental SportContact 6 high-performance tires on 20×8.5-inch black-finished aluminum wheels. Speed is scrubbed by 13.8-inch cross-drilled rotors clamped by 4-piston Brembo aluminum calipers in front and 12.0-inch rotors with single-piston calipers in a rear.

The Type R framework comforts a dual-axis strut front cessation and multi-link rear, front and back anti-roll bars, Type-R disdainful springs, bushings and check mountings and a newly designed Adaptive Damper System with a ability to invariably adjust damping force during all 4 corners regulating submit from 3 on-board G sensors, 4 cessation cadence sensors and a steering angle sensor.

The Adaptive Damper System, along with a dual-pinion variable-ratio electric energy steering, drive-by-wire throttle, and stop system, are tied to a Type R’s 3 selectable pushing modes, with COMFORT, SPORT and +R settings, permitting a motorist to dial adult a Type R’s reflexes depending on a pushing environment. The stifle ECU also comforts driver-selectable involuntary rev relating with dual profiles, one for COMFORT and SPORT modes and one for +R mode, to support drivers in creation well-spoken downshifts but a need for heel toe downshifting.

Additional performance-enhancing Type-R disdainful comforts embody a weight-saving all-aluminum hood (-11.7 lbs.) and a focus of constructional adhesives to a physique for combined constructional rigidity, as good as a high-flow empty complement with 3 center-mounted empty outlets, and a extensive aerodynamic package that delivers an well-developed change of high-speed fortitude and low drag.      

2017 Civic Type R Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Key Exterior and Interior Features

The all-new 2017 Civic Type R offers a sporty and stylish extraneous with modernized aerodynamics that immediately distinguishes a hatchback during a glance, while also providing a performance-focused interior with comfort, preference and a latest in record and connectivity features.

In-Vehicle Connectivity

Like a rest of a Civic family, a new Civic Type R significantly advantages from modernized in-vehicle connectivity and audio opening with a new era of cutting-edge technologies. Type R customary comforts embody a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android handling system, with a singular red striking theme. Matching a assertive suggestion of a Type R is a customary 540-watt 12-speaker audio system. The complement enables simplified smartphone connectivity with a singular wire tie and is concordant with a Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms. Featuring customary Pandora® compatibility, streaming Bluetooth® audio and many other calm choices, including SiriusXM®, a Civic Type R offers a abounding preference of audio and connectivity choices. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic is customary apparatus on a Civic Type R.

The Type R’s red-illuminated scale cluster comforts a 7-inch Drivers Information Interface (DII) that includes a operation of selectable real-time information designed to support opening driving. The complement can arrangement stifle and stop focus in a striking commission format, turbocharger boost pressure, path time (intended for use on sealed circuits) and change lights. A graphical G-meter provides a illustration of acceleration, braking and cornering forces.

Safety Performance

The 2017 Civic Type R is versed with countless reserve and driver-assistive features. Active reserve comforts embody Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Advanced 4-Channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EDB), Brake Assist, LED daytime regulating lights, headlights and haze lights, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and an Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Passive reserve starts with modernized unibody engineering and construction, that includes a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and energy-dispersing pile-up cadence front support rails are employed, and additional passive-safety comforts embody modernized front airbags (i-SRS), front side airbags, and side screen airbags with rollover sensor.


The 2017 Civic Type R for a U.S. marketplace is constructed exclusively in Honda’s Swindon, UK plant with a engine constructed in Anna, Ohio, Honda’s largest car engine plant in a world, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information

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About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity array newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2016, some-more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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1 Based on Urban Science sell information for all vehicles in a attention for 2016CY and 2017CYTD April

2 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $875 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

3  2017 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

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