Pricing confirmed for updated Honda Civic Type R, including new 'subtle' model

By Matt Allan
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:01 pm

Honda has announced pricing for its refreshed Civic Type R along with details of mechanical upgrades and a new more subtle variant.

Due to reach dealerships in the coming weeks, the expanded Civic Type R range will start at £32,820, with the better-equipped GT model and the new Sport Line version both costing from £34,820.

All models have been given minor exterior and interior cosmetic changes as well as more substantial engineering upgrades.

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For 2021 all versions of the Type R gain a revised air intake system, improved cooling, two-piece floating disc brakes for increased performance, and revised suspension geometry and bushings for an improved ride.

(Photo: Honda)

Inside, key touch points have been upgraded with improved materials and all cars feature a new Alcantara steering wheel, a counterweighted teardrop gear knob and physical controls for the infotainment and climate control systems.

The extra £2,000 for the GT model brings blind spot information including cross traffic monitoring, dual zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, internet-connectivity for the infotainment system, sat nav, wireless phone charging, an uprated stereo and LED front fog lights.

For the same money buyers can opt for a toned-down version of the infamously in-your-face Civic Type R. The Sport Line retains the 316bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine shared with all Type R models, which means it’s still good for 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds. However, the exterior has been muted with a low-level rear spoiler, smaller wheels (19 rather than 20-inch) with a larger profile tyre, and no pin-strip around the lower flanks of the car. The interior has also been toned down, with an all-black finish rather than the standard red upholstery.

Honda also confirmed a price for the Limited Edition Civic Type R as well as the disappointing news that all 20 examples destined for the UK have already been sold. For £39,995 the more extreme model comes with 20-inch BBS forged alloy wheels, unique “Sunlight Yellow” paint, and a 47kg weight saving over the standard car.

The 2020 Civic Type R Limited Edition and Sport Line represent opposite extremes of the Type R family (Photo: Honda)