Honda has announced that order books for the much anticipated Civic Type R are now open.
The all-new hot hatch – due in UK showrooms next year – will be the most extreme and high-performing Type R in the 22-year-history of the red ‘H’ badge, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.
The model will mark the debut of the new ‘+R’ button, for example. Located to the side of the steering wheel, a press activates ‘+R‘ mode which means steering becomes more responsive, engine responsiveness is heightened and torque-mapping is changed to a more aggressive and performance-focused setting.
The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European drivers and will be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK.
The model is available to order now with a deposit of £3,000 but its official price is still to be confirmed.