The new-generation Honda Civic Type R has launched in South Africa (be sure to keep an eye on APEX for our launch review), with Honda SA confirming that 25 of the 60 units set aside for our market have already been spoken for. See pricing and spec for the latest iteration below…

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SPECIFICATION

As standard, the Civic Type R sits on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. A Civic Type R staple, three exhaust outlets can be found at the rear, as can a large rear wing for enhanced aerodynamics. The fore and aft lamps are of the LED variety, with the former incorporating LED daytime-running lights.

The interior features Type R-specific red bucket seats and the multifunction steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara. The 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system incorporates (wireless) screen mirroring relaying tunes via a 12-speaker Bose sound system. A 9.0-inch digital instrument cluster is also present, as is wireless smartphone charging.

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POWERTRAIN

As a reminder, the new model’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine produces 235 kW and 420 Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission replete with rev-matching. A limited-slip diff is also present. Honda claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 272 km/h. The powertrain sips a claimed 8.4 L/100 km.

PRICING

The Civic Type R is priced at R979 000. Pricing includes a five-year/90 000 km service plan and a five-year/200 000 km warranty.

Read our feature ’25 years of Honda Civic Type R’ here.