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Honda Scores a Brace at What Car? Awards

Honda UK has taken a brace of honours at the 2020 What Car? Car of the Year awards with the Civic Type R taking best hot hatch, for the third year in a row, and the CR-V hybrid taking the best hybrid over 30,000, for the second year in a row.

  • Civic Type R takes Hot Hatch trophy for the third year in a row
  • CR-V hybrid named best hybrid over 30,000 beating off luxury competition
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New Honda Civic Sport Line delivers Type R-inspired styling

Honda has introduced a new Sport Line model to its 2020 Civic line-up, featuring exterior design cues inspired by the acclaimed Type R. The new Sport Line model is available in a top of the range model EX - and adds assertive styling to the outstanding driving dynamics and practicality of the standard Civic.

  • Distinctive exterior and interior styling enhancements
  • Honda CONNECT infotainment system as standard
  • Sport Line features Honda's 1.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine combining excellent performance and efficiency
  • Available to order from December with prices starting from £25,510
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The new Civic Type R Concept

Team Dynamics Motorsport and Ralph Hosier Engineering unveiled two very different versions of the Honda Civic Type R at the 2019 SMMT Test Day. Held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the annual event sees over 300 journalists test drive a range of manufacturer cars.

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The Honda Civic Type R with Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP

Honda UK returns to the Isle of Man TT as both the official motorcycle and car partner to the world-famous motorcycle road race. In doing so, it will provide a combination of CBR1000RR Fireblade SPs and Civic Type Rs to the race organisers who monitor the circuit throughout qualifying and race-week, which gets underway May 25 2019. The announcement honours the rich history shared between Honda and the Isle of Man TT, which stretches back sixty years.

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A victorious Jenson Button stands next to his winning Type R

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2min 10.19sec record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. The Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.

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A victorious Tiago Monteiro stands beside his winning Type R

Following three successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours, Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone circuits, Honda has set a new 2min 01.84sec record for a front-wheel drive production car in the Civic Type R at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. The high-performance hatchback was driven by Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro.

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The Type R at home on the racetrack

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

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A victorious Matt Neal stands beside his winning Type R

Following two successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 31.32secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.

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Bertrand Baguette beside his Type R

After setting a lap record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit just last month, the high-performance hatchback has set a new lap record front-wheel drive production lap record of 2mins 53.72secs at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Type R was piloted by former FIA WEC LMP2 class World Champion, Bertrand Baguette, who is currently racing a Honda NSX-GT in the Super GT series with Nakajima Racing.

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Esteban Guerrieri stands beside his Civic Type R

Following the debut of the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' car at the Geneva Motor Show, the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 1.51secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France. The Type R was piloted by WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who is contesting the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup in a Honda Civic TCR with M√ľnnich Motorsport.

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