Civic
Type R

The new Civic Type R is the ultimate sports car. A car only Honda could make.

It reflects our unique thinking, our drive for constant reinvention, re-evaluation and relentless pursuit of better. Our desire to create the perfect sports machine for the road and the track is imprinted into its DNA and drawn into every curve of its body.

It’s a car that has been built for the sheer thrill of driving, a car built with soul, a car that speaks to you the way few others can.

The 6th generation Civic Type R is the quickest, most agile Civic ever built.

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The Civic Type R is an award-winning, record-breaking performance vehicle.

The combination of the 2.0L DOHC VTEC engine, 6 speed manual transmission, and three driving modes, means the Type R can take you anywhere, from urban streets, to the open road or the race track.

Exclusive to the new Type R is the LogR performance datalogger. A new system combining the onboard computer and built-in sensors with a companion smartphone app to help drivers monitor and improve their technique.

Packed with the latest Honda Sensing Advanced Safety technologies, it comes with a 5 year warranty, unlimited kms and 24/7 national roadside assistance.

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Civic Type R reviews

CARPOOL featuring Civic Type-R

CARPOOL discovers the joy that is the Civic Type-R.

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Driven takes the Type R for a test drive (or two)

What made Driven give the Civic Type R 'Performance Car of the Year award? ...

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Motoring NZ Civic Type R Review

Richard Bosselman checks out the Civic Type R to see if it lives up to the hype..

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Metropol reviews the Civic Type R

Was it worth the wait? Ben Selby puts the Civic Type R through its paces...

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Civic Type R reviewed in drivelife.co.nz

Rob Clubley finds out if a road trip in the Civic Type R will deliver the same enjoyment as 3 laps around Hampton Downs...

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Frequently asked questions

Does the new Type R hold any racing circuit records?

Back in 2016, Honda attempted to set new record lap times with the previous generation Civic Type R – and they succeeded. So in 2018, the new Civic Type R attempted to emulate this feat at five European tracks.

However the gauntlet had been already laid down in 2017 when the Type R was put through its paces at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife track, where it clocked a new record lap time for a front wheel drive production car at only 7min 43.8 sec (incidentally bettering the previous record by 6.7seconds).

In 2018, it completed all 5 European Circuit Tracks – and broke the record in all of them.

In 2020, the Civic Type R Limited Edition set an all-time lap time record for front-wheel drive models at the Suzuka circuit during test driving conducted for the final evaluation of the model’s performance, lapping the circuit in 2 minutes 23.993 seconds.  

Where is the new Honda Civic made?

The Honda Civic Hatch and Sedan models are manufactured in Thailand. The Civic Type R is manufactured at Honda's Swindon plant in the UK.

Which Honda Civic has leather interior?

The Civic Hatch Sport Sensing and the Civic Sedan RS Sensing have leather seats whereas the Civic Type R is in a red and black suede.

Which Honda Civic has Turbo?

The new Earth Dreams 1.5L turbo engine is available on the Civic Hatch Sport Sensing and the Civic Sedan RS Sensing. The Civic Type R is of course another beast altogether with its 2.0L VTEC turbo.

What makes the new Civic so different from the older models?

The Civic is Honda’s longest running and largest selling model globally offered today in over 170 markets around the world. This latest model is the 10th generation Civic and it's not just had a facelift, this car has been completely reimagined and reinvented. Everything about it has changed from the ground up – it's bigger, has a new engine, offers a host of new technology and safety features and looks completely different with a low-stance and streamlined sporty design.

Which Honda Civic has VTEC?

Civic Hatch Sport Sensing, Civic Sedan RS Sensing and the Civic Type R all boast VTEC engines.

The Civic Hatch SX has i-VTEC.

Is the Civic Type R Limited Edition coming to New Zealand?

Due to limited global allocation Honda New Zealand is not able to order or sell the Limited Edition model.

Is the new Boost Blue colour avaliable?

Yes the 2021 Civic Type R is avaliable in New Zealand in Boost Blue Pearl

What is the LogR app?

Exclusive to the new Type R, LogR is the new data logger that combines the Type R’s onboard computer and sensors with a smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of performance parameters when driving on the track or other closed courses. It’s also designed to help improve their driving skills through the use of a driving-smoothness algorithm developed with the help of professional Honda drivers.

With exclusive access to the Type R’s onboard computer, Honda LogR can deliver much more detail than
third-party performance logging apps.

The LogR app is designed to work exclusively with the new Type R, for both iPhone® and Android™ users.

Honda LogR features three main functions: a Performance Monitor, a Log Mode, and Auto Score Mode.

  • The Performance Monitor provides vehicle information to the driver on the Display Audio screen
    while the app is functioning.
  • Log Mode records lap times on the track, allowing drivers to improve their driving skills.
  • The Auto Score function encourages smooth driving by monitoring braking, acceleration and
    steering, and generating a score based on the smoothness algorithm.