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April 3rd, 2023

Honda Motor Co. (Middle East and Africa) launches the Civic Type R

Honda Motor Co. (Middle East and Africa) launches the Civic Type R

  • The Civic Type R has been synonymous with delivering an unmistakable mix of enthralling dynamics with high-power output
  • Advanced & Sporty brand strategy is encapsulated with the HALO Civic Type R model
  • Powerful exterior proportions and aerodynamic design
  • A driver-focused cockpit experience with dedicated +R mode meter
  • With a 2.0L i-VTEC Turbo engine, producing 315 HP.
  • The fastest front wheel drive Civic Type R ever.
  • New Honda Log R: Monitors Performance-related data in real time
  • Standard Honda SensingTMour most advanced driver assist system
  • Advance Safety Technology with10 Air Bags, including rear side airbags
  • 4 Driver Modes - Comfort, Sport, Track-focused +R and Individual mode
  • Rev match system enhances driver engagement during gear shift
  • The Civic Type R is offered in 5 exterior colors and one interior color.

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.

Technologically Advanced

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:

  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Boost pressure
  • Throttle position.

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

High-performance pedigree

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

  • ACE™ Body Structure: The Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. 
  • Rear Multi View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines: The rear multi angle rear view camera with dynamic guidelines helps you choose from three different angles while backing up your Type R while reversing and manoeuvring while parking. 
  • Air Bags: 10 airbags are a standard fit on the Type R Civic. New front airbags for both the driver and passenger are designed to reduce head rotation, especially in oblique or offset collisions. The passenger-side front airbag uses a three-chamber design to achieve a similar result, with two outer chambers designed to cradle and control head rotation. The Type R is equipped with side and side curtain airbags for that extra protection during high speeds.
    • Rear Side Airbags: To compliment the rear curtain airbags, rear side airbags have been added for additional protection for rea passengers
    • Knee Airbags: Knee airbags are designed to protect the driver and the passenger from a heavy frontal impact during a head on collision.
  • Rear Seat Occupant and Seatbelt Reminder: Rear Seat Occupant and Seatbelt reminders system ensures front and rear passengers have their seatbelts on and to check the rear seat area, when the ignition is turned off 
  • Hill Start Assist: HSA helps prevent a vehicle stopped on a gradient from rolling back when the driver’s foot moves from brake pedal to the accelerator.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors: Parking sensors both in front and rear of the Civic ensure the driver parks the vehicle in the safest manner with the display showing on the 9-Inch Display Audio.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): During high speed, if a driver makes a sudden steering movement to avoid an accident, the vehicle could flip over. To prevent this and keep control of the vehicle when cornering, braking is applied to the front and rear wheels individually to the inside wheel of a turn.This helps you to remain stable on sharp turns and bends, minimizing understeering, or oversteering or conditions (Driver will see VSA light flashing)

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.


Color Availability

The All-New Honda Civic Type R comes in the below exterior colors:


Exterior Colors:

  1. Championship White
  2. Racing Blue Pearl
  3. Crystal Black Pearl
  4. Ralleye Red
  5. Sonic Grey Pearl


Interior Colors

  • Red/Black contrast setas and carpet with suede effect




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