Honda Civic 2017 Type R – The sport version derived from Honda Civic
Honda Civic 2017 Type R is a high-performance version of the Honda Civic, which in 1997 produced the Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company, trust is lighter and stronger body, specially modified engine, brakes and suspension. The Honda Civic 2017 Type R, the interior is used the color red to distinguish it from the classic Honda Civic.
Honda Civic Type R is Civic wherein the active version of the model. The first generation of Type R model manufactured since 1997 EK9 the platform. The Honda Civic Type R is not marketed outside of Japan. The 2nd-generation model of Type R (EP3) published in 2001. The latest versions built on FD2 and FN2 platform, the first of which is just the Japanese and the latter in the European market. Targeted at the Japanese market are a more efficient engine and a sedan model, while aimed at the European market three-door hatchback. Civic Type R our competition in Europe is the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST and the Toyota Corolla VVTL-i sport.
Honda Civic 2017 Type R Interior
The 2017 Civic Type R basically uses the interior concept of the normal Civics including the cockpit in two levels. Differences are the fact that the Civic Type R is only 4-seater, and the rear seat can only be folded, but can not be put up. Honda establishes the first with the admissible load of the vehicle (247 kg) and the second with the saving of weight.
The dashboard has red accents and parts in carbon optics. The round instruments have a metallic luster and a white background light, which changes to red in + R mode. The Eco display of the normal models on the digital tachometer under the windshield was replaced by a gradual display for the speed limiter. If the red dots are in the middle of the display, the latest time to turn up before the limiter is reached.
The Honda Civic 2017 Type R, onboard computer implemented in the i-MID display has been extended for the type R extra. In addition to the normal modes such as fuel consumption, odometer, range, clock and music playback, there is a time meter for rounds and 0-100 km/h of tests. There are also advertisements for turbo charge pressure, oil and water temperature as well as oil pressure. This has been very positively received by specialist media and customers since it allows the vehicle to be properly warm and cold, thus minimizing wear and durability, even at high power requirements.
The Type R also comes as standard with the Honda connect, via this touchscreen-Media system can be linked via Mirrorlink smartphones, digital radio and USB music playback are possible and also an HDMI input is available. Hands-free operation is possible via a Bluetooth connection. The GT features a Garmin-based navigation application and a 320-watt sound system.
Honda Civic 2017 Type R Exterior
The Honda 2017 Type R exterior of the Type R is determined by the elaborate aerodynamic attachments and the Brembo braking system, which is massive against the base, with 4-piston calipers and 350mm discs on the front axle. In addition, the Type R has a four-stream exhaust system, which is integrated into the rear diffuser. The other models of the ninth Civic generation no longer have any visible tailpipes. Otherwise, the Type R will take over the 2015 facelift of the remaining model variants, including the new LED headlights, daytime running lights integrated into the headlight and new LED rear lights. These are darkened in the 2017 Honda Civic Type R in order to underline the sporty character.
The massive rear spoiler is an integral part of the aerodynamic stability of the vehicle and may not be removed, according to Honda dealers, but replaced by other functionally equivalent parts. Honda offers in-house accessories in the form of a complete carbon spoiler, also typical Honda tuners like Mugen work on their own aerodynamic parts. Another distinctive feature of the Type R is the Formula 1 style rear fog light in the rear diffuser.
To ensure good braking performance at all times, channels from the front grille have also been installed in the wheel arches in order to additionally cool the front brake system. The chassis stiffness was further increased by a special bonding process on certain body parts.
Honda Civic 2017 Type R Safety
In the basic version, further safety systems are added in the GT version, with all-round airbags, a city emergency brake assist, tire pressure loss warning, electronic braking force distribution with ABS, stability system and modern LED lighting technology. Honda Civic 2017 Type R safety features include a blind spot assistant, traffic sign detection, high-beam assistant, collision warning, light and rain sensor as well as a tracking assistant.
Further assistance is provided to the driver by means of parking sensors, a reversing camera, a Berganfahrhilfe and a cruise control. The Civic is rated with the maximum rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP Crashtest and also the ADAC gave the vehicle a very good test in its extended crash test with partial overlap and crash compatibility with other vehicles. In the latter test, the Honda Civic 2017 Type R model could clearly distant itself from competitors such as the VW Golf.