Honda Civic Type R wins brace of accolades at the 2018 Autocar Awards

  • Civic Type R triumphs with Readers' Champion award
  • Also awarded Britain's Best Affordable Driver's Car
  • Made in Swindon, the Civic Type R is British built and exported world wide

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home two more trophies, this time from at the 2018 Autocar Awards, winning the Readers’ Champion Award along with Britain’s Best Affordable Drivers Car.

The annual Autocar Awards celebrate the very best new and used cars, and pay tribute to the engineers, designers and innovators blazing a trail in the car industry. These awards from the world’s oldest car magazine are among some of the most sought after in the industry, and highly important to customers when making a decision on purchasing a car.

Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK, commented: “The Civic Type R is really proving to be the benchmark for hot hatches, and we are delighted to add yet add even more highly prestigious awards. Fans of the Type R brand used to look back to cars like the Integra Type R and original Civic Type R, but now it seems the best Type R to have is the one in our showrooms today.“

Mark Tisshaw, Editor at Autocar shared his praises on the successful night for Honda; “The Civic Type R signals a return to form in creating desirable performance cars for its maker, which in creating 2017’s most-improved hot hatch also produced its very best. Our readers share our love for the car that is simply the finest hot hatch on sale. They also rate it as the finest hot hatch yet produced which makes an especially poignant point since it’s made right here in Britain.”

Launched last year and available for under £300 a month, the Civic Type R has a top speed of 169mph and can do the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds. The power comes from the 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine that has been optimised and refined to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm.