Honda have finally announced the official starting price of the 2017 Civic Type R in the USA, where it goes on sale today.
Sold on this side of the pond for the first time ever, the compact hot hatch, which is currently in its fifth generation, has an MSRP of $33,900, as we learned at the end of May when a leaked picture disclosed its price.
The 2017 Civic Type R is also the most powerful production Honda ever sold in America, using a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 306hp (310PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque. It sends the output to the front axle through a six-speed stick shift, via a limited slip differential, a combo that allowed it to set a new Nurburgring lap record for FWD cars of 7:43.80.
Some of the key features of the car are the dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, exclusive springs, bushings, and damper mountings, new Adaptive Damper System, Brembo brakes, 20×8.5-inch rims wrapped in 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tires, high-flow exhaust system, all-aluminum hood, added structural rigidity, and others.
A 7-inch display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, sat-nav, voice recognition, 540-watt stereo and sport seats take center stage inside.
Honda has also equipped the new Civic Type R with a range of driver assistance features such as Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, and tire pressure monitoring system.
All units of the hot hatch destined for the US market are produced exclusively at the brand’s plant in Swindon, UK, while the engine is made in Anna, Ohio.