2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition First Drive – Lighter, Faster and Unique

2021 Honda Civic Type R

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R is definitely lighter than its predecessor and if you were looking for the best driving experience, you couldn’t go wrong with this one.

The Civic range of vehicles has always been a runaway success for the brand and they are now bringing in the 10th generation variant for the car.

As it is going to go away from production once the 11th generation kicks in, a limited-edition Civic Type R has been introduced. The car is all yellow similar to the kind of color tone you would find in a Lamborghini model. But, being a Honda vehicle has its own advantages because it is far more affordable than a Lambo and can easily deliver an excellent driving experience especially on sharp turns. That is something we managed to accumulate through our first drive experience.

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The total performance capability of the vehicle is much higher as it can go all the way up to 306 horsepower while the gear shift is smoother and easier to access. Even new users who are completely naïve to the Honda way of building gearboxes will be able to get it at the first go. It is as simple as that and is easier to control using the front-drive system.

Performance and Control is Top Notch

Going into the 2021 Honda Civic Type R, some may wonder if they should wait for the 11th generation editions to come out. The limited-edition model has been fine-tuned to its best that you really don’t have to wait for another first-generation car. The back pedals are very responsive, controls it even at top speed and even if you are going to use it roughly, it works wonders which is not an easy level to achieve in a front-drive car.

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The Limited Edition is all about removing the majority of the weight of the Civic and Honda engineers have managed to accomplish it at their level best. The steering is far more responsive than you can drive past even tight curves. The shock absorbers have excellent repellant capacities that you could depend on which should allow the driver to increase the speed in corners rather than decrease it. This should theoretically allow us to get better fuel efficiency in the long run.

Only 600 2021 Honda Civic Type R yellow editions will be built. They are set to sell for $43,995 and the color is being marked as Phoenix Yellow, a cool name for the color variant that should be the primary choice for most buyers.

2020 Honda Civic Now Gets Support for Mugen Accessories

The 2020 Honda Civic has now official support for Mugen accessories as the company has officially launched a long list of components that you could purchase and install in your car.

Customizing the car you own is a big-time hobby for many people because it helps you tune your hatchback into a sports car if you please.

The only catch here is that they are not going to significantly change the performance of the vehicle. Instead, a majority of the accessories sold by Mugen is focused on improving the design aesthetics of the Honda Civic. For people who are already delighted by the performance levels, this would provide a big upgrade in terms of looks. The exterior components are available for the Civic sedan and the hatchback which you can purchase based on your taste and your proposed budget.

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Expensive Aesthetics Upgrade

In most cases, Civic is definitely not among the top vehicles when it comes to car customization. Yet, Mugen accessories are focused on a group of people who already own the vehicle and would love to give it an exciting sporty touch that it needs. The expensive aesthetics upgrade cost 97,900 yen if you want to change the front grille cover with a carbon fiber upgrade and the proud Mugen emblem on top of it. The integrated diffusers would set you back by 79,200 yen whereas the upgraded 19-inch multi-spoke aluminum wheels are priced at 53,900 yen. The upgrades are also available in Malaysia and pricing is similar to what you would convert from yen into RM.

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The aero and wheel package is possibly one of the most expensive solutions out there. For those who are willing to completely change the look of the side skirts, the front and rear lip combined with 19-inch aluminum wheels will set you back by 407,000 yen. The bundled package allows you to save more than 40,000 yen because they are all being offered in a bundle but buying them individually will be an even more expensive option to go for.

For a lesser price, you can still upgrade your 2020 Honda Civic hatchback with door visors that cost 19,800 yen or RM 782. The carbon fiber side mirror caps cost 64,900 yen whereas the Mugen branded brake pads will cost 45,100 yen. Trying to go for all the components at once could significantly improve some performance but most important will enhance the aesthetics of the Honda vehicle to a whole new level.

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2017 Honda Civic Type R Leaked Images are Here with Specifications

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is heading to the Geneva Motor Show but just days before the official launch, photos of the car has got leaked along with some of its specifications.

The car is easily the top priority model that buyers have been anticipating for a long time now. The leaked images show the front and the rear end of the model showing its aggressive yet friendly design. The model is pretty similar to the concept version showcased last year. If you had the chance to see the concept and liked it, this one will be no different.

While Honda hasn’t explicitly announced it yet, it is evident that the Civic Type R will receive the most attention during the 2017 Geneva expo. The tenth-generation car will be powered by a 2.0-liter VTEC engine. The model’s production will be carried in Swindon in United Kingdom and the same will be exported to the United States for deliveries in the country. It will also be the first time a Honda Type R vehicle is confirmed to be sold in the North American region.

The concept model was revealed during the Paris auto show last month and Honda managed to capture the attention of people with its near production model. Some of the design changes made to the model include its extreme look accentuated by revamped front bumper, rear diffuser. The smoked lenses combined with the bumper design makes it very aggressive unlike any of the Civic from the past.

The actual specifications will be confirmed at the Geneva motor show. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine producing about 340 horsepower and 450Nm of torque. The sources are reliable and there may not be any major changes to the powertrain used in the car. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 5 seconds. All these performance boosts come from a tweaked version of the engine that is already being used by the current generation model.

Honda will continue to use the front wheel drive system and the powertrain will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox system. The upcoming Civic Type R will directly compete with Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S edition and aims to set new records to signify its importance in the performance division. The body shape has undergone some minor yet useful changes so as to achieve better speed, controls and improved aerodynamics.

Honda’s Most Popular Car is Making its Production Variant Debut at Geneva Show

With the 2017 Geneva Motor Show really close by, it’s a never ending slew of announcements and leaks.

Honda is about to bring one of it’s most popular cars to the expo and this time it is a production version that buyers are eagerly looking forward to.

The Honda Civic Type R is getting a debut at the Geneva show. This time, it’s not a concept model but rather the production version of the car. The concept was originally showcased at the 2016 Paris auto show much to the delight of customers. It’s a family friendly car that’s been around for a very long time and is one of the budget friendly choices in North America among many other regions. After the initial concept reveal last September, the production version of the Civic Type R will make a grand debut.

The actual specifications of the car is very much under wraps at the moment. Honda wants to make the most out of their auto show reveal. Rumors claim that the next generation edition will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. The surprising addition is that this particular powertrain will be able to produce more than 300 horsepower and it’s such a benchmark output for this commuter friendly model.

All models or at least the base model will use a front wheel drive system. The powertrain is mated to a six speed manual transmission system. The 300-hp is a huge number to deliver and with these speculations, Honda definitely has to prove themselves during the big reveal. If they can pull it off, they are sure to impress the audience and the Civic Type R could once again break sales record to become one of the fastest selling variants in North America.

The upcoming model will go against the Ford Focus RS that delivers a solid 350 horsepower while it’s next competitor Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S offers 305 horsepower. They have such a large fan following and has set new benchmarks that Honda has to beat in order to give a tough contention to other manufacturers. The actual performance numbers will be revealed when the Honda Civic Type R gets an official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The event should shed some light on what the brand has to show us and it will also be the venue where all top automobile manufacturers showcase their best technology designed for the future.

2017 Honda Civic Type R Is Set To Be Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Honda is set to make some heads turn at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show.

If new updates are to be believed, the company is going to reveal the 2017 Honda Civic Type R at this grand event.

The upgraded version of the car is touted to be more powerful with brand new powertrain, better performance and a sophisticated design with all the latest technology features implemented in it. An exclusive image is now available with us which gives you a clear picture of how the car would look. The automobile brand has confirmed that only 2,500 units of the model will be produced and sold for the UK audience.

A preview version of the Type R will be showcased at the Paris Motor Show to take place in the month of October. While it is possible to witness the car in person during the show, it is going to be a while before it is rolled out to the general public. The production version of 2017 Honda Civic Type R will begin next year and is expected to reach dealership stores by September next year.

The pictures confirmed that the Civic Type R is about to adopt some radical design changes which is appealing to a wide range of buyers. Instead of making it look unique and aggressive, a subtle look is what Honda is aiming to achieve this time. The rear wing is no longer in the car and the front bumper is softer providing a sophisticated finish to the new Civic.

While we did spot many prototype variants in Germany with a rear wing, the production version will not sport the same. Instead, a subtle rear spoiler has been used in the car. An aero package is a high possibility using which individual owners can upgrade their spoiler to a desired size and get a sporty look for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R.

The car is expected to be powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbo engine. It should probably be able to deliver up to 340 horsepower coupled with 450Nm torque. The model can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just five seconds. Honda is planning to go with a front wheel drive system mated to a six speed manual gearbox setup. The top speed of the car is pegged to be at 168 miles per hour. The specifications can be confirmed officially after the Paris auto show reveal.