2009 Honda Civic Type R

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Make: Honda
Model: Civic Type R
Engine: 2.0 litre four-cylinder
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 148 kW (201 PS) @ 7800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 193 Nm (142 lb-ft) @ 5600 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

2009 Honda Civic Type R

Honda Press Release
26 March 2008

Honda’s latest, more refined Civic Type R is the biggest-selling 3-door hot hatch in the UK.

From its launch in March ’07 to the end of February, a total of 5,192 customers got hold of the keys to a Type R, making it Britain’s most popular performance hatchback.

Over the same period, Ford sold 4,778 of the 3dr Focus ST (all variants), while the 3dr Golf GTI (incl. Edition 30) recorded a total of 1,984 sales.

And that’s not all. Here are some more Type R facts from the past 12 months:

• In response to previous Type R customers’ pleas for a more refined, high specification cabin, Honda introduced the GT grade ‘ and a huge 90 per cent of customers opt for this more comfortable, better-equipped Civic

• Customer demand for higher-specced, more comfortable Type Rs is displayed by the sale of just one of the stripped-down, lightweight models (with no parcel shelf, stereo equipment or audio speakers)

• The current residual value for the Civic Type R GT is an amazing 52 per cent (3 years / 60,000 miles) ‘ this compares favourably with both the Focus ST (44 per cent) and Golf GTI (47 per cent), according to CAP data

• 58 per cent of 3-door Civic sales are to conquest customers

• During 2007, the Civic Type R won Top Gear magazine’s Hot Hatch of the Year and scooped the same award in Auto Express’ New Car Honours

Make / Model (3-door) – Total Sales
Ford Focus ST – 178
Ford Focus ST2 – 2383
Ford Focus ST3 – 2003
Ford Focus ST500 – 214
Honda Civic Type R – 532
Honda Civic Type R GT – 4660
Renault Megane 225 – 172
Renault Megane 225 Cup – 56
Renault Megane 225 F1 R26 – 805
SEAT Ibiza 20VT Cupra – 48
SEAT Ibiza 20VT FR – 130
SEAT Ibiza Formula Sport – 1306
Vauxhall Astra VXR – 2008
VW Golf GTI – 1189
VW Golf R32 – 659
VW GTI Edition30 – 795

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