Honda commences production of new Civic Type R at Swindon Plant in the UK

Honda begins production of 2016 Civic Type R in the UK

On July 2, Honda commenced production of their all-new Civic Type R at its Swindon Plant in the UK.

The new Civic Type R was launched in March at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. It comes equipped with a newly developed direct-injected 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder VTEC gasoline turbo engine that generates 310ps/6,500rpm of maximum output and 40.8kgm/2,500rpm of maximum torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual, which accelerates the Type R from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and produces speeds of up to 270km/h.

For the 2016 model, Honda has established their new +R mode, which enhances its performance for circuits through a switch on the steering wheel. As you press the switch, its engine response, torque quality, and their new Adaptive Damper System changes settings for circuit rides. In addition, the front suspension features their Steer Axis system, which reduces torque steer that occurs often with highly powered FF models.

On July 2, Honda produced its first set of the new Civic Type R’s in the UK. Three models featured in red, white and blue exteriors were delivered to Honda dealerships in Europe.

Moreover, the 2016 Type R is only being assembled at their Swindon Plant. This plant will also be the global production base for the Civic’s 5-door hatchback models.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)