When Honda unveiled the new, global , perhaps the biggest question on everyone's mind was the cost. Now, we have an idea of its price. But only overseas.
Honda unveiled Civic Type R pricing information for the UK. A base Type R will start at £30,995, which converts to about $40,180, with the GT trim starting at £32,995, or about $42,780. Honda also unveiled UK lease pricing -- it's in line with the current car, starting at £299 (about $390) per month for 36 months.
There are several differences between UK and US Civic Type R models, so don't expect much (or any) of this information to line up when US pricing is announced. We only get one trim level in the US -- the fully loaded Touring model -- whereas the UK gets a base and optional GT trim, which adds navigation, dual-zone climate control, cross-traffic alert, a better radio and LED fog lights.
Thankfully, the US pricing won't be a direct conversion from UK figures. If it were, it'd be way more expensive than Honda said it would be. The automaker claimed that the US-spec Civic Type R would end up in the mid-$30,000 range, but nobody will know for sure until Honda releases that information. Honda didn't immediately return a request for comment.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be the first Honda-branded Type R in the US. It packs a 306-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4, and all that power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The US-spec CTR comes with adaptive suspension, LED headlights and a navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It should be at dealerships later this year.