Re-entering with a stealthier look, the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sport Line (FL2020) features a new low-deck rear spoiler and head-turning gloss-black accents. While its improved power-to-weight ratio allows this fifth-generation hatchback to deliver an engaging and thrilling performance.
For its latest redesign, the commanding bulging bodykit of the Type R Sport Line tones down into a more reserved character with the low-level spoiler and 19-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels. It also features a larger black grille and a new symmetrical design below, incorporating smooth surfaces and sleek styling blades on the lower fog light surrounds.
The latest aerodynamic upgrades add more refinement to the already outstanding driving action of the Type R model. Its design boosts the DOHC VTEC TURBO engine under the hood, which boasts 320 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Mated to the 6-speed manual transmission, this hot hatch can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 270 km/h.
Moving inside, the interior builds on a premium ambience, courtesy of the suede-effect red and black fabric trim for the dashboard and new deep bucket sports seats.The buttons and dials power the sports-focused interior on the centre console, while the Alcantara steering wheel optimizes grip and extends functionality through thumbpad controls.
Within the 7-inch touchscreen display supported by Honda CONNECT, you can make hands-free Bluetooth phone calls, enjoy DAB Digital Radio, and connect to your vehicle through Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Further in, it reveals a comfortable and spacious rear passenger room with fixed headrests and 60:40-split fold-down seats to extend boot capacity.
The Honda Civic uses a combination of radar and camera information, plus a host of high-tech sensors to warn and assist the driver in potentially dangerous scenarios. It also features LED headlights with DRLs to increase visibility and complete safety, day or night.
Blending unearthly performance with more discreet aerodynamic styling and refined ride, the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sport Line (FL2020) embodies the Japanese brand’s relentless pursuit of progressive sports machines.
A master at riding quality and athleticism, the new 2020 Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT secures its spot at the top of the hot hatch segment. For 2020, this tenth-generation front-wheel drive vehicle gains a more striking outlook and performance brought by its new Type R package.
With 320 PS and 400 Nm of torque, the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT remains unmatched as it claims zero to 100 km/h is settled in just 5.8 seconds, topping out at 270 km/h.
This 2.0-litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, made exclusively for this Civic Type R, delivers all that performance through the best 6-speed manual gear shift in the market.
All the sporty features of the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT commit to its role of enhancing this hot hatch’s look and driving experience. Its revised grille, air intakes and panels keep its engine cool while its stylish Type R rear wing at the back helps improve its aerodynamic performance.
Honda made a big leap forward when upgrading the interior of the Type R GT. The new Type R Sports seats come with integrated headrest and red suede style fabric. Its sporty and grippy Alcantara steering wheel also allows for that spot-on driving position with a tilting and telescopic adjustments.
The new Honda Civic Type R GT gets sportier than ever with its improved interior inlays and air outlets perfectly matched with the red trim and black roof lining. It also has improved legroom, lowered seating position, and the driver information interface also now comes with a colour display.
A more premium experience inside is effortlessly achievable with the integrated auto climate control for both the driver and front-seat passenger, electric windows, a centre console with sliding armrest and storage compartment, and flexible 60/40 rear seat with fixed headrests.
The latest Honda CONNECT infotainment system is also a standard as it incorporates a 7-inch touchscreen, wireless charging, and Bluetooth hands-free telephone function. The well-appointed interior of this hot hatch would not be complete without its High Power Audio system and its 11 speakers, which you can easily control with the steering wheels’ remote audio controls.
You’ll gain great confidence at the wheel of the Civic Type R GT with the 3-way selectable drive mode and its other high-tech safety features such as the Agile Handle Assist, Shift indicator light, electric power steering, and electric parking brake with automatic hold. Hill Start Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Brake Assist are also some of the wide range of safety features for the new Honda Civic.
Embodying all the virtues of a hatchback, the new 2020 Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT continues to satisfy us with its high-performance and comfortability. Its latest overall package leaves us wanting more of its extra-focused credibility as a king of the hot hatch lineup.