Honda launches Civic Type R Sedan in Japan showrooms

The new Civic Type R is available for sale in Japan. Based on the current Civic 4-door, the Type R is powered by a normally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder that produces around 225 ponies at 8,000 rpm and 159 lb-ft(215Nm) of torque at 6,100 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission feeds power to the front wheels. Four-piston Brembos are visible between the spokes and provide the car's stopping power. Body rigidity is said to be 50% better than that of the previous Integra Type R (Acura RSX).
Compared to the standard Civic sedan, there are some changes besides the engine, which may be worth the extra money.

Inside, Type R-exclusive front seats await the driver and passenger, and the upholstery is available in either all-black or a black-and-red two-tone. An aluminium shift knob, metallic pedals, red steering wheel logo, and an Engine Start button make it clear that this is not your ordinary Civic, while options such as ambient lighting in the footwells and Honda's hard-disk navigation system allow for further personalization.

Externally, a redesigned front end incorporates a large lower air intake. The hood and front fenders are unique to the Type R, as is the rear bumper with its integrated diffuser.Type R badging adorns the rear of the car, and logo decals are available for owners who want to add them to the spot in front of the rear wheel cutout. It might be the best-looking Civic sedan available in any market. Three paint colors -- Championship White, Super Platinum metallic, and Vivid Blue Pearl -- are offered, and Honda hopes to sell 400 of the cars each month, at a price of 2,835,000 yen (which directly translates to around $24,000 USD ).  So now all that's left for the steroid Civic is to hit US&European market.


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