British-Built Honda Civic Type R To Be Exported To Japan

The decision to only develop and design the all-new Honda Civic Type R fro UK factory of Honda is a significant one for 3000 workers at the facility. Recently, Honda Europe announced a £200 million re-fit, and it would be an international hub for 2016 Honda Civic 5-door hatchback. The automaker is planning to export the British-built vehicle to Japan.

You heard it right! Takahiro Hachigo, New Chief Executive Officer at Honda said that the all-new Civic Type R will be engineered in Britain, but will be destined for Japan. Power for the Type R comes from a petrol 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that’s good for 306 horsepower. The vehicle is unrivalled against other models in terms of engine response, torque and raw power. It accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the time range of 5.7 seconds with the top speed of 167mph.

While power figures are impressive, the 2016 Honda Civic Type R gets a steering-column mounted button that offers the vehicle a dual character. The front suspension has been modified for cutting out torque steer, and Type R is offered only with 6-speed manual transmission. Some of the exterior features include ground-hugging, large front bumper with stunning LED lights and huge air vents, powerful brakes, rear arches for enhanced aerodynamics, extended wheelarches and 20 inch alloy wheels.

British-Built Honda Civic Type R To Be Exported To Japan

The sporty interior gets gear knob machined from aluminium alloy, sports seats trimmed in a suede-effect fabric, black trim with red double stitching and black headlining. The 2016 Honda Civic Type R faces stiff competition in the form of Volkswagen Golf R, Vauxhall Astra VXR, Ford Focus ST and SEAT Leon Cupra 280. While entry-level models will be available for £29,995, the GT variants that feature dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, Honda’s Connect infotainment system and rear and front parking sensors are offered for £32,295.

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