The new car of the Honda range 2018-2019 represents the 5th generation of the Honda Civic Type R hot hat. We offer an overview of the new Honda Civic Tip R – photos and videos, the price and equipment, the technical characteristics of the Japanese sports five-door hatchback with a 320-horsepower engine, At the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017 . Production of the “fifth” Honda Civic Type R starts in early summer of 2017 at Honda UK Manufacturing in British Swindon. Buy a new Honda Civic Type R in the salons of official Honda dealers will be available in July this year at a price of 32,000 pounds in the UK and from 38,500 euros in Germany.
Russian motorists should not wait for the new Civic Type R – official sales of the model in Russia are not planned, however, as well as civil versions of the Honda Civic 10 generation , at least in 2017.
It is interesting that the Honda plant in the UK is the only enterprise of the Japanese company in the world where the Honda Civic 10 generation hatchback is manufactured . This company will also be the only production site for the 5th generation Honda Civic Type R, from where the model is expected to ship to customers around the world, including Japan and North America.
The serial Japanese “lighter” Civic Type R was externally almost an exact copy of the concept of Honda Civic Type R Prototype, shown in autumn 2016 in Paris. The body is bright and stylish with charismatic aerodynamic elements made of carbon fiber (front bumper splitter, door sills, rear bumper diffuser), massive bumpers with large air ducts, narrowed-down LED headlamps, LED boomerang lights and a pair of phenomenal spoilers on the tailgate.
Add to the asset hot Japanese hatchback black 20-inch alloy wheels with low-profile rubber 245/30 ZR20, Brembo brakes with bright red reds and three large chimneys of chrome exhaust nozzles, located exactly in the center of the rear of the body under the bumper.
The bright exterior design of the body of the 5 generation Civic Type R allows you to compare the compact sports hatchback with the ultra expensive Italian super car Lamborghini Centenario . Both cars look like aliens from another planet.
The salon of the new Honda Civic Type R in general details almost exactly copies the interior of the civilian version of the hatchback Honda Civic, but … while we do not delve deeply into the nuances of design. The first thing we pay attention to is the abundance of bright red inserts highlighting the salon of a special hatchback, a stylish ball on the handle of the 6th MKPP, sport seat-buckets with Type R inscriptions and headrests integrated into the backrests and a magic switch activating the + R mode , In addition to the two Comfort and Sport modes (the performance of the engine, steering and shock absorbers with adaptive control changes).
The seats and door cards are covered with Alcantara leather, and the ceiling is Nappa leather in black. On the doors and front panel there are decorative carbon inserts. There is a digital instrument panel TFT-LCD Driver Information Interface with a 7-inch display, a multifunction steering wheel, a modern multimedia system Honda Connect 2 with a 7-inch color touchscreen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor), audio system with 11 speakers, the electric parking brake button and the engine activation button.
Do not forget about the security systems hidden from the eyes, which are part of the Honda Sensing complex (Collision Mitigation Braking System and Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist System and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assistance Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Monitor).
Specifications Honda Civic Type R 2018-2019. In the engine compartment of the 5th Generation Civic Type R, the upgraded four-cylinder petrol turbo engine from the previous generation of the Civic Type R model is located . But now the 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO generates 320 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, with 6 automatic transmissions with automatic overdrive installed in the company.
Compared with its predecessor, the body of the novelty has a 38% more rigidity, the suspension architecture with McPherson struts in the front and the multi-link rear remains the same, but stronger rear suspension levers are used, more rigid springs and adaptive shock absorbers are installed. Brakes Brembo migrated to the new model from the previous generation hatchback unchanged. The curb weight of the Japanese hot-hatch is less than 1400 kg, the dynamics of acceleration from 0 to 100 kmch 5.7 seconds, the maximum speed is 270 kmh, handling is the best among competitors, in which go the Ford Focus RS , Skoda Octavia RS , SEAT Leon Cupra and Volkswagen Golf GTI .