New 2017 Honda Civic Type R prices confirmed: cheaper than a Focus RS | CAR Magazine

New 2017 Honda Civic Type R prices confirmed: cheaper than a Focus RS

Published: 08 May 2017 Updated: 08 May 2017

► New Civic Type R starts at £30,995
► Officially on sale in the UK July 2017
► Top GT trim costs an extra £2000

Honda has confirmed the new Civic Type R will start from £30,995 in the UK when it reaches showrooms in July 2017. Britain is expected to be the car’s biggest market. 

That’s only a modest increase over the just-retired Type R, and with similar monthly payments for PCP pricing, from £299 a month on a three-year 5.9% contract.

More to the point, the new Type R undercuts the car widely regarded as the current big-league hot hatch king, the Ford Focus RS, which starts at £32,265 – although the Ford does get an extra pair of driven wheels, and a bigger dollop of horsepower.

Bear in mind that sub-£31k sticker only applies to the entry-model Honda Civic Type R. The plusher Type R GT model is the one most buyers are expected to go for, with sat-nav, wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control and blind spot monitoring, and that one costs an extra £2000.

2017 Honda Civic Type R: highlights

  • Manual gearbox
  • 316bhp turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder – a development of the previous car’s engine
  • Triple-exit exhaust
  • First Civic Type R with multi-link rear suspension
  • Current holder of the Nurburgring lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car

Click here for a full run-down of the new Honda Civic Type R

We’ll be driving it soon – stay tuned for a full review on

By James Taylor

Former features editor for CAR, occasional racer