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Honda Motor Co. (Middle East and Africa) launches the Civic Type R
April 1st 2023, Dubai: Honda Motor Company (Middle East and Africa) introduced the Fastest Civic Type R ever! The 2023 Civic Type R, a first in the region expands Honda’s lineup with the HALO model. The Civic Type R – a name inexorably linked with racing, quickly gained a legendary reputation when it was originally unleashed into the world. Born from Honda’s unrelenting desire to redefine true sports performance and complete driving enjoyment, it has become a true icon.
Exterior Design: Styled for Speed
The Civic Type R exterior styling is race design inspired with beautifully integrated advanced aerodynamics giving it a sleeker, more sophisticated, yet muscular look. With active inputs from the Honda Racing Development Sakura Super GT team, the Civic Type R is more aerodynamically efficient, generating more downforce improving high speed stability. It also incorporates some ingenious aerodynamic designs to clean the air around the front and rear fenders to maximize grip and handling. The front bumper incorporates air channeling to the front discs, preventing brake fade and improving stopping power. Some of the distinct exterior features of the Civic Type R are:
Rear Spoiler: By adopting an aluminum die-cast base for the rear spoiler, downforce has been increased while suppressing air resistance.
Rear Diffuser: naging airflow underneath is just as important managing the air over the car. To optimize airflow and boost down-force a under spoiler diffuser is added, resulting in sharper handling and high-speed stability. .
Signature Triple Exhaust Outlets: The center-mounted, triple exhaust outlets feature an Active Exhaust Valve enhancing the sound as per the driving mode on the Type R.
Distinctive Type R Badging: The Civic Type R is designed to deliver an exhilarating driving experience while standing out from the crowd with its unique Type R badging, triple exhausts, and a distinctive front grille.
19” Alloy Matte Black Wheels: Reverse engineered rims, moves the lip to the inner edge which allows the tire to exert higher load on cornering providing better grip.
Full LED Lighting: The Civic Type R features full auto LED Headlights with Daytime Running Lights, and auto high beam support. The Rear LED Taillights are sculptured into the tailgate and rear fenders with the center brake light adding to its distinctive styling
Interior: Immersive Cabin Experience
Designed to support intense driving experiences, the Cabin of the new Type R enhances the exhilaration of driving with emotive, performance-focused details and features.
Sport Seats: Heavily bolstered to help you keep in place during hard cornering, the enhanced Red suede-effect seats are also designed to give you better maneuverability for steering and shifting.
Sport Pedals: Aluminum sports pedals provide maximum grip and are lightweight contributing to overall weight reduction.
Type R Serial Plate: Every Civic Type R is unique, hence a unique individually number serial plate is placed on the a/c vent to mark its place in the limited production run.
Race Inspired Steering Wheel: The Type R Steering Wheel is wrapped in Alcantara for maximum grip and red stitching taking cues from the race inspired front seats. The steering wheel is equipped with multi-function controls for ease of use for the Driver.
Technology has been smartly integrated into the Civic Type R's new cabin with a focus on the driver, including a new 9-inch Color Display Audio. With wireless Apple CarPlay® and wired Android Auto™ compatibility. Qi-compatible wireless charging and a Bose CenterPoint premium sound system with 12 speakers, are custom-engineered precisely for the interior of the Type R.
9-Inch Full Color Display Audio: The Civic Type R features a 9-inch full color display audio with hard keys for frequently used buttons, making it easier to use.
Wireless Charger: A Qi-compatible wireless charger for easier smartphone charging on the go. The Type R also has two USB ports for mirroring your phone and a 2.5A fast charger.
10.2” Multi Information Display: A 10.2” multi-information display in line of sight of the driver features clean, easy-to-read. The design features a large tachometer and gear-position display and various screens that can be toggled to show various information such as:
12-Speaker Bose Audio System: The Civic Type R is equipped with a 12 speaker Bose Sound System with subwoofer giving the impression of a concert hall inside the vehicle.
Honda LogR® Datalogger System*
The Log R Data Logger function combines performance data collected by in-car sensors with a smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of metrics in real-time. Key features include a stopwatch to record lap times, tire friction circles that displays the maximum tire on the Display Audio, force the vehicle can achieve, 3D vehicle motion display, and an innovative scoring function that helps drivers improve their skills on the track and much more to engage with drivers and encourage safe, accurate and incrementally faster laps on track
Performance and Driving Dynamics
The new Civic Type R is the fastest yet, powered by a potent 2 litre, i-VTEC turbo-charged engine that generates 315 HP @ 6500 rpm and peak torque of 420 N-m @ 2600-4000 rpm. Lightened flywheel and crankshaft, with all other components refined and perfected to achieve maximum agility and performance.
4 Driver Modes:
The Civic Type R may be uncompromisingly powerful, but it’s also unquestionably responsive, providing you with a driving experience you can truly feel, thanks to its precise 6-speed manual transmission and 4 selectable driving modes. These change the engine, steering and suspension set-ups to suit the driving experience you require from Comfort, Sport, to track-focused +R and Individual, which allows you to customise your favourite settings.
Multi-Link Rear Suspension: The Civic Type R has high-rigidity components through which the rear suspension offers stability and support for a linear handling response.
Dual Axis Front Suspension: Accelerate through corners with maximum confidence thanks to the unique dual-axis MacPherson strut front suspension that helps minimize torque steer and deliver precise steering response.
Brembo Front Brake Callipers: The Civic Type R has renowned braking performance four-piston Brembo callipers compliment the 13.8-inch two-piece front rotors for optimal stopping power
Electric Power Steering: The Civic Type R has a dual-pinion electric power steering that offers confidence at high speeds and precise feel at low speeds.
Rev Match System: For the novice racer, switch ON the rev. match and let the Type R Civic blip the throttle for you, so you can concentrate exiting the corner without dropping speed
Adaptive Dampers: Civic Type R features a four-wheel Adaptive Damper System that delivers superior ride quality and exceptional road holding performance. G-sensors located inside the car and stroke sensors on the suspension of each wheel, monitor the car’s status in real-time to provide the optimum setting for the various driver modes
Advanced Safety: Safety at Speed
Your safety and the safety of your passengers is always our priority, which is why the Civic Type R is fitted with a host of passive and active safety features
The Civic Type R is equipped with Honda SENSING™ which includes a comprehensive range of class-leading safety technologies and driver aids. Designed to make driving both easier and safer, ensuring that all occupants are offered the highest levels of protection
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): To help reduce the likelihood of a frontal impact, the Collison Mitigation Braking System™ helps to bring the car to a stop if the system determines that a collision with a vehicle detected in front or a pedestrian is unavoidable. A warning sounds, and if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Road Departure Mitigation System uses the windscreen-mounted camera to detect whether the car is veering out of its lane. It applies subtle corrections to keep the vehicle in its lane, and in certain situations can also apply braking force and provide a tactile warning.
Lane Keeping Assist System: Helps keep you in the middle of your lane, providing a less stressful driving experience by reducing the need for steering correction movements and driving effort on the motorway.
Lane Departure Warning: If the car moves out of its lane without you activating the indicator, then alerts will flash and sound, to help bring your attention to correcting the lane drift.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), allows the driver to set a desired speed and following distance from a vehicle detected ahead, allowing the Accord to adjust its speed automatically for a safe and comfortable journey.
Comfort and Convenience: Little details, big difference
Even though the new Type R has been created for outright performance, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the things that make every journey a little more comfortable. After all, we believe you can only fully enjoy the driving experience when you are feeling calm and composed. That’s why we have included features like dual-zone air conditioning – little details that will make a big difference every day.
Hatch with Deep Trunk Space: The Type R Rear Trunk is wide and deep providing enough space for holding gear in the cargo area.
60-40 Seat Combination: The Rear Seats can be adapted to various 60-40 seat combinations for various sizes of cargo that can be easily fitted in the Type R
Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold: The Civic Type R features an electric parking brake. Easy and convenient to use, with added feature of brake hold during stop start in heavy traffic.
Vehicle Stability Assist: During high speed, if a driver makes a sudden steering movement to avoid an accident, the vehicle could flip over. To prevent this, braking is applied to the front and rear wheels individually, helping you to steer the car under complete control.
The All-New Honda Civic Type R comes in the below exterior colors: