Placing a finer edge on the Type R segment without sacrificing everyday practicality and comfort, the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) continues to emerge as the best hot hatch in the market.
This tenth-generation four-door hatchback gains an upgraded 2.0-litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine and a 6-speed manual gearshift, allowing it to perform its best with 320 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Honda claims zero to 100 km/hs is settled in just 5.8 seconds and with a top speed limit of 270 km/h.
With its impressive handling and overall driving experience, the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) arises as an extremely satisfying hot hatch package. From its latest technology and safety features, Honda proves that it’s a perfect companion on the road and track.
Special Features of the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)
A new android based communication and entertainment system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen media display – keeping you connected while on the road.
Honda CONNECT also provides a hands-free Bluetooth phone call, a built-in Garmin Sat-Nav, and an Android interface. You can link your mobile devices in several ways, either via HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, or MirrorLink.
The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) features a wireless charging pad as standard equipment mounted just beneath the centre armrest storage. With this feature, you can go through the day without worrying about the battery of your phone.
Just place your phone at the charging dock to start charging; your phone will still be charged during your drive and will be ready to use at the end of your trip.
Three-Mode Drive System
Taking comfort and excellent driving experience to the next level, Honda renders the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) with a three-way optional drive mode system.
This feature provides you three options; Comfort mode, Sport mode, and +R mode. Sport mode is the default setting; drivers may choose either Comfort or +R on the toggle switch through the shift lever; the instrument panel’s read-out indicates the engage mode.
Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
Honda Civic’s rear-view mirror provides comfort when you drive at night, along with other cars. With this integrated feature, your mirrors automatically darken based on how bright the light it can sense. It dims the glare of the headlight from the vehicles behind you, reducing driver disturbance and fatigue.
Type R Rear Wing
Sporting that bold and striking stance, the Honda Civic looks aesthetically pleasing with its Type R Rear Wing. This rear wing offers not only the looks but practicality, functionality, and improved aerodynamics performance.
At 272 km/h, with the 235kW max output, the VTEC Turbo engine and its wings generate 30kg (66 pounds) of downforce and increase cornering and straight-line stability.
Hands-Free Telephone (HFT)
The Bluetooth connection allows you to link your phone or tablet to play any music library from those devices. This touchscreen display also helps prevent you from looking at your phone to check what is playing or change the song. It adds up to your safety and security as it allows you to focus on the road.
Interior of the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)
Economical and Efficient Driving
The Idle-Stop feature automatically stops and restarts the engine to enhance fuel economy and provide efficient operation. It activates depending on the environmental and vehicle conditions, like when the vehicle brakes to a stop for at least two seconds.
Drivers can also manually switch off the system with a button identified by the letter “A” on the centre console near the shift lever.
Automatic Climate Control
Designed to raise the comfort inside the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT, the Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning offers the luxury to set and control both front passengers’ temperatures individually.
It also provides an option to select a single temperature for the entire cabin. Models equipped with navigation features a GPS technology that monitors sun position and adjusts the temperature accordingly.
High Power Audio – 11 Speakers
Delivering enhanced entertainment inside the cabin, the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) takes pride in its 467-watt 11-speaker audio system. It brings out a rich audio quality that will keep you company during your car rides and gives you that luxurious ambiance.
Enhanced Control and Grip
This hatchback adds a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel that improves the driver’s control and grip on the steering wheel. It also features control buttons that serve as a remote control for audio and control buttons for other car features.
Style-wise, the red double stitching of the steering wheel matches the seats and the roof-lining of the sport-themed cabin.
Sport-themed Driving Seat
The red suede style fabric of the sport seats echo a sophisticated and premium ambiance inside the cabin. It comes with an integrated headrest, bolstered seats, and cushion pads that offer support and comfort for your sports driving experience, especially famous for being the lightest Type R specification seats ever.
Meter Red Lighting
The instrument panel displays impactful red lighting but not too distracting to the driver’s eyes, completing the cabin’s theme. The floating dial surrounds the instrument cluster change from glowing white to a glowing red.
Exterior of the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)
Centre Type R Triple Exhaust
Delivering high quality, sporty, and refined driving experience, Honda engineers the Civic with a fully functional Center Type R Triple Exhaust. An addition to Type R’s aural experience and significantly reduces cabin noise when driving at a higher speed.
Daytime Running Lights
The front of the Honda Civic is effortlessly eye-catching because of its LED headlights style extending upwards. Aside from aesthetics, these headlights are also practical as it is a Daytime running lights, which helps increase your car’s visibility on the road, even in broad daylight.
Especially significant during unprecedented adverse weather conditions, they make your vehicle more visible, thus increasing road safety. This feature automatically turns on car lighting as you start the engine.
Highbeam Support System (HSS)
Highbeam Support System (HSS) provides you a clear view of the road ahead. This function senses the oncoming headlights and taillights that protects you and other drivers on the route from being blinded by your high beams.
It switches off the high beams and engages the low beams once it detects headlights. The system automatically activates the high beams again as the headlights pass.
Shark Fin Antenna
Delivering high efficiency in communication, navigation, and data transfer, Honda Civic features a Shark Fin Antenna that also enhances its exceptionally rugged outlook. Purposely built to withstand hazards that antennas encountered such as tree branches, adverse weather, and carwashes.
Front Fog Light (LED)
The Front Fog Light’s primary function is to cut through the thick, swirling fog to offer much higher visibility for safer driving.
The Honda fog light is installed below the headlight to give a broader light pattern, low and on both sides of the vehicle, so that it does not reflect its light by the fog and better lights up the road ahead.
Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
Assembled with the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers, Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) is your best company whether you are driving in good or bad weather conditions.
Removing the condensed water droplets from your window gives you a crystal clear view of the road. It significantly lessens the chance of accidents and promotes road safety.
Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) Specifications
- 2x USB Jack / HDMI Jack
- Alloy gear lever & pedals
- Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror
- Black Roof Lining
- Dual Zone Auto Air Conditioning
- Honda CONNECT – 7” touchscreen
- High Power Audio – 11 Speakers
- Interior Inlays and Air Outlets with Red Trim
- Meter Red Illumination
- Serial Number Plaque
- Type R Sport Seats with Integrated Headrest and Red Suede Style Fabric
- Type R Leather Sports Steering Wheel
- Wireless charging
- Body Colour Door Handle
- Black Grille
- Exterior Carbon Fibre Effect Sport Garnish with Red Trim
- Front Fog Lights (LED)
- Headlight Auto On/Off Timer
- Highbeam Support System (HSS)
- High Mount Brake Light
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED headlights
- Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
- Shark Fin Antenna
- Type R Emblem
- Type R Rear Wing
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- Blindspot information & cross traffic monitor
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Driver i-SRS Airbag (Dual Stage inflation)
- Deflation Warning System (DWS)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution(EBD)
- Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
- Forward Collision Warning
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Intelligent Speed limiter
- Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
- Passenger SRS Airbag with Cut Off Switch
- Parking sensors (front & rear)
- Ultrasonic Sensor
- Rear Parking Camera
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Selectable Door Unlock
- Side Airbags (Front)
- Side Curtain Airbags (Front and Rear)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- 3-Way Selectable Drive Mode (Comfort / Sport / +R)
- Adaptive Damper System (Front & Rear) with Sensor
- Bluetooth TM Hands-Free Telephone (HFT)
- Dusk Sensing Auto Lights
- Idle Stop
- Rev Match System
- Shift Indicator Light (SIL)
- Steering Wheel Remote Audio Controls
- 20” Piano Black Alloy Wheels
- Centre Type R Triple Exhaust with Finisher
Technical Data of the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)
|Engine Capacity||1, 996 cc|
|Max Output||235 kW (320 ps) / 6,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||400 Nm / 2,500-4,500 rpm|
|Acceleration||5.8 s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top Speed||272 km/h|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual Transmission|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4,557 mm x 2,076 mm x 1,434 mm|
|Fuel Consumption||7.8L / 100km|
Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)!
“Brilliant performance and dynamics; superbly wrought controls.”
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“Honda’s engineers have made only small tweaks but the overall package feels sharper than ever – and a total hoot to drive on track days.”
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“The nimble, responsive Honda Civic Type R delivers thrills without sacrificing comfort or practicality.”
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“A spectacularly good hot hatch gains some extra focus we had no idea it lacked.”
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History of Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)
Honda Civic carries a lasting legacy that reached out worldwide, being one of the most reliable sedans ever made by the Japanese automaker. It built up years of excellence and upgraded into many different body styles and trims. The Japanese automaker began manufacturing their Civic line-up in 1973 and has continued to evolve year after year.
Coming from the iconic Honda Civic line-up, the first-generation of the Honda Civic Type R dates back to 1997, manufactured at the factory plant in Swindon, United Kingdom. It has the Japanese name Honda Shibikku Taipāru, and is known as the Civic compact car’s high-performance version.
Ever since its debut, the Honda Civic Type R continues to work its way to become a sport compact model that delivers an incredible performance with stealthier design and increased comfort. Now on its fifth generation, this five-door hatchback continues the legacy of Honda’s high-performance bloodline, introducing the front-wheel-drive chassis dynamics and the aggressive design and sharpened aerodynamics.
The Type R line-up serves to deliver the most rewarding driving experience in the hot hatch segment. The 2020 model of the Honda Civic Type R comes with two new variants: Limited Edition and Line offered in a five-door hatchback. Showing their individual style and performance proposition to the standard Type R GT. These available options make Honda’s most sought-after hatchback all the more appealing.
The Honda Civic Type R has a distinct sculpted exterior with a winged carbon fibre splitter with a red accent line, slatted ducts, diamond-mesh air intakes, red ‘H’ badge above a new air vent at the nose of the car. Enter the Honda Civic Type R, it displays a modern, simple interior blended with striking red accents. The 2020 model also welcomes additional safety features such as the Active Sound Control (ASC) that features individual driving modes: Type R’s Sport, +R, and Comfort.
Even after years, the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) remains one of the market’s hottest hatches. Selling many units to different markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other South-East Asian countries.
Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) FAQ
How many seats does the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) have?
The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) comes as a five-seat hatchback.
How many cc/power does the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) have?
The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) has a 1,996 engine capacity, powered by a VTEC Turbo that delivers a maximum power of 235 kW and 400 Nm of torque.
What is the top speed of the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020)?
The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) comes with a 6-speed Manual Transmission gearbox that allows the sport hatchback to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, with a top speed of 272 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R GT (FL2020) has a fuel tank capacity of 90-litres and has a fuel consumption of 7.8L / 100km with a 6-speed manual transmission.
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