A recent Twitter post showed pricing and fuel economy, and since then, Honda has confirmed those figures.
Update: Honda Canada has officially announced a release date, pricing, and fuel economy numbers for the highly-anticipated Civic Type R hatchback, following - and confirming - a recent Twitter post showing an official-looking price sheet from a Vancouver dealership. It's been a long time coming, especially since the vehicle is reaching dealerships in a couple of weeks, but regardless, it should be good news for anyone eyeing the hot hatch.
Honda has officially announced the Canadian release date and price for the performance-tuned Civic Type R. The vehicle will land in dealerships on July 14, and will have an MSRP of $40,890 (plus $1,595 for freight).
Beyond the price, we also now know that as fun as the car is, it will be relatively frugal, as it consumes 10.6 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres in the city, and 8.3 L/100 km on the highway.
This is the first time the Type R has become available in Canada, and as such, anticipation has been high for the hatchback. The Civic has dominated Canadian sales charts for several years, and while the Type R is a far more niche version of the subcompact, it's bound to drum up even more interest in a car that virtually every person in Canada has heard of.
For those who have missed out on our extensive coverage of the Type R, here's the Coles Notes version: it employs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Only one transmission will be available - a short-throw six-speed manual with rev-matching capabilities.
Although it's based around the plain-Jane Civic hatch, the Type R gets numerous upgrades to make it such a high-performance machine. Body ridigity has been greatly improved, which helps provide better steering response and cornering ability. Among other things, it comes equipped from the box with a helical limited slip differential, three driving modes (Comfort, Sport and +R), 20-inch performance tires, and an aluminum hood, which helps drop weight by seven kilograms compared to the regular Civic hatch.
Yeah, this front-wheel drive car is real fast - that much is obvious. It'll soon be time to look enviously at anyone on the road this summer driving the Type R. Or if you're lucky enough, you'll be the one having envious stares pointed at you.