The wait is almost over -- the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will soon be here. In fact, Honda's hot hatch will begin arriving in Canadian dealerships on Friday, July 14 with a starting MSRP of $40,890.
Of note, Micky Slinger, editor of PASMAG, is attending the Canadian press drive event in Montreal this week and will have a full report on the Civic Type R -- including track driving impressions -- in the Fall 2017 issue of Ignition Luxury and Performance Magazine. Additionally, Lee Bailie, editor at Ignition, will be driving the car for a week next month (July 24-31), so be sure to check out www.ignitionmag.ca in early August for his review.
For more, see Honda Canada's official release below.
First-Ever Civic Type R for Canada Goes on sale July 14, 2017
- 306-horsepower Civic Type R is most powerful production Honda ever sold in Canada
- World’s fastest production front-wheel-drive car at the Nürburgring
- Civic Type R capstones Honda’s epic 10th generation Civic lineup
MARKHAM, ON - The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R – the ultimate performance variant of Canada’s best-selling car and the first-ever Type R-badged Honda sold in Canada– goes on sale July 14, 2017 in one comprehensively-equipped trim with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price MSRP of $40,890.
The most powerful production Honda ever sold in Canada, the track-ready 2017 Civic Type R embodies Honda’s racing spirit, making 306 horsepower (SAE net) at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from 2,500-4500 rpm from its 2.0-litre DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC® engine. A pre-production version of the new Type R claimed the title of world's fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) car on April 7, 2017, setting a record lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschliefe (North Loop), more than three seconds faster than the previous FWD best.
The Type R puts the power down through a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential hooked up to 245/30ZR20 Continental SportContact 6 high-performance tires on 20x8.5-inch black-finished aluminum wheels. Speed is scrubbed by 350mm cross-drilled rotors clamped by 4-piston Brembo aluminum calipers in front and 305mm rotors with single-piston calipers in the rear.
The Type R chassis features a dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, Type-R exclusive springs, bushings and damper mountings and a newly designed Adaptive Damper System with the ability to continuously adjust damping force at all four corners using input from three on-board G sensors, four suspension stroke sensors and a steering angle sensor.
The Adaptive Damper System, along with the dual-pinion variable-ratio electric power steering, drive-by-wire throttle, and brake system, are tied to the Type R’s three selectable driving modes, with COMFORT, SPORT and +R settings, allowing the driver to dial up the Type R’s reflexes depending on the driving environment. The throttle ECU also features driver-selectable automatic rev matching with two profiles, one for COMFORT and SPORT modes and one for +R mode, to assist drivers in making smooth downshifts without the need for heel & toe downshifting.
Additional performance-enhancing Type-R exclusive features include a weight-saving all-aluminum hood (-5.3kg) and the application of structural adhesives to the body for added structural rigidity, as well as a high-flow exhaust system with three centre-mounted exhaust outlets, and a comprehensive aerodynamic package that delivers an exceptional balance of high-speed stability and low drag.
2017 Civic Type R Pricing and NRCan Fuel Economy Ratings
Key Exterior and Interior Features
The all-new 2017 Civic Type R offers a sporty and stylish exterior with advanced aerodynamics that immediately distinguishes the hatchback at a glance, while also providing a performance-focused interior with comfort, convenience and the latest in technology and connectivity features.
Like the rest of the Civic family, the new Civic Type R significantly benefits from advances in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of cutting-edge technologies. Type R standard features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system, with a unique red graphic theme. Matching the aggressive spirit of the Type R is a standard 542-watt 12-speaker audio system. The system enables simplified smartphone connectivity with a single cable connection and is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms. Featuring streaming Bluetooth® audio and SiriusXM®, the Civic Type R offers a rich selection of audio and connectivity choices. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic is standard equipment on the Civic Type R.
The Type R’s red-illuminated meter cluster features a 7-inch Drivers Information Interface (DII) that includes a range of selectable real-time information designed to support performance driving. The system can display throttle and brake application in a graphic percentage format, turbocharger boost pressure, lap time (intended for use on closed circuits) and shift lights. A graphical G-metre provides a representation of acceleration, braking and cornering forces.
The 2017 Civic Type R is equipped with numerous safety and driver-assistive features. Active safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Advanced 4-Channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EDB), Brake Assist, LED daytime running lights, headlights and fog lights, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and an Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Passive safety begins with advanced unibody engineering and construction, which includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and energy-dispersing crash stroke front frame rails are employed, and additional passive-safety features include advanced front airbags (i-SRS), front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.
The 2017 Civic Type R for the Canadian market is produced exclusively in Honda’s Swindon, UK plant with the engine produced in Anna, Ohio.
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than 7.8 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.