Would you pay $577 for red, Type-R-branded floor mats?
If you’re lucky enough to get ahold of a new Honda Civic Type R and want to dress up the hot hatch with some official accessories, then check out the pricey extras that Honda is offering customers in Japan.
Give the hatchback some red accents by adding a three-piece garnish over the grille and upper part of the headlights for 30,000 yen (approx. $340 CAD). Honda also offers a replacement carbon fibre rear wing with a crimson polyester weave for a dash of colour at the back for 160,000 yen (approx. $1,800 CAD). For an extra splash of colour, buyers can pick from Crystal Black Pearl or Red mirror covers for $15,120 yen (approx. $170 CAD) each. A set of yellow LED fog lights go for 31,500 yen (approx. $350 CAD).
As a replacement for the attractive stock wheels, Honda has a set of 18-inch forged pieces for 250,000 yen (approx. $2,800 CAD). They are the same 8.5-inch width as the parts that come on the Type R.
Inside, buyers can spend a lot of money on accessories. An aluminum shift knob with red leather covering costs 18,500 yen (approx. $200 CAD). If you think a dealer in the United States charging $298 for Type R floor mats is bad, it hardly compares to Honda pricing a set for 59,900 yen (approx. $675 CAD). The company also offers red-tinged carbon fibre trim for the dashboard for 45,000 yen (approx. $510 CAD), centre console (34,000 yen / approx. $385)), and door panels (28,000 yen / approx. $315 CAD). The company offers red LED accent lights for the footwell (10,000 yen / approx. $115 CAD).
In Canada, the Civic Type R starts at $40,890. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder produces 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The only available gearbox is a six-speed manual because an automatic would allegedly make the hot hatch too heavy.