Prices And Specs Announced For New 2020 Honda Civic Type R Hot Hatch

Honda has announced its updated Civic Type R which will start from £32,820 when it arrives in showrooms later this month.

The model, which has been modified following on from the standard Civic at the start of this year, benefits from light design tweaks and an interior featuring a new Alcantara steering wheel, altered gear shifter and new physical buttons for the infotainment system.

Its 316bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine also remains the same as before – allowing the Civic to sprint to 60mph in 5.7 seconds – but Honda has introduced a number of changes to enhance the way the Type R drives.

An updated air intake system, improved cooling, new brake discs, along with a more pliant suspension are added to the modifications list to allow for a smoother ride.

The standard Civic Type R is available from £32,820 (or £339 per month on finance), and an additional £2,000 can be spent for the GT version – adding dual-zone climate control, LED front fog lights and wireless phone charging.

For the same price as the GT, you can get the new smoother ‘Sport Line’ version, which comes with smaller 19-inch alloy wheels with larger profile tyres, a black interior (rather than red on the regular car) and a smaller rear spoiler.

Only 20 of the limited-edition model that are coming to UK have already been sold out. Starting from £39,995, this version concentrates on saving weight therefore being 47kg lighter than the regular car and also comes painted in a bright Sunlight Yellow.

Summary of changes: 

All variants 

  • Revised front bumper design 
  • Grill inserts updated, in line with standard 20YM Civic range 
  • Redesigned LED headlights 
  • Updated radiator and cooling design 
  • Multiple minor changes to suspension components to enhance high speed driving feel 
  • Two piece floating front brake discs with revised pad design for improved brake performance and feel Alcantara wrapped steering wheel 
  • New tear-drop shift knob for better gear shift feel 
  • Active Sound Control added 

Sport Line 

  • Based on the GT grade with the following changes: 
  • Dark grey 19” alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres 
  • Additional soundproofing material in boot and tailgate 
  • Black front seats with red stitching 
  • Available in Rallye Red, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, and Championship White 

GT only 

  • Racing Blue paint option added @ £850 
Variant RRPOTR FeesVED CO2 (g/km)OTR
20YM Type R £30,805 £710 £1,305 193 £32,820
20YM Type R GT £32,805 £710 £1,305 193 £34,820
20YM Type R Sport Line £33,240 £710 £870 187 £34,820
20YM Type R Limited Edition (SOLD OUT) £37,980 £710 £1,305 191 £39,995