On March 3, Hondaâ€™s British corporation, Honda UK launched and announced the prices of their all-new Civic Type R at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The base price for the new UK model is 29,995 pounds (approx. 5,500,000 yen).
On December 1 of last year, Honda UK announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for their new Civic Type R at its dealerships in the UK. These pre-orders were conducted quite early in response to more and more customers requesting to get their hands on this vehicle as soon as possible.
The new Civic Type R is 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. It also features a 6-speed manual transmission system, which accelerates the Type R from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and produces speeds of up to 270km/h.
Leon Brannan, Head of Cars for Honda UK, said, â€œWe expect this new Type R to attract a lot of demand from our customers in the UK. Reserved orders have exceeded 100 units already.â€
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)