The Honda Civic Type R has retained the Auto Express award for Best Hot Hatch in 2019. Continued domination of this highly competitive award category for three years proves that the Civic Type R delivers the most rewarding driving experience in the hot hatch arena.
The Civic Type R holds its own as the ultimate modern hot hatch. ‘Race car for the road’ engineering philosophy creates the perfect balance of day-to-day usability and extreme performance and handling.
A 5-star review and Best Hot Hatch award from the expert judging panel at Auto Express, despite the high standard of competition, is a clear indication that the fifth-generation Civic Type R boasts performance credentials worthy of the iconic Type R badge. Auto Express New Car Award winners are judged on aspects such as performance, handling, design, practicality, connectivity and running costs.
The 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine, producing 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm, is mated to a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission, safeguarding an intimate, rewarding connection with the drivetrain and the driver. Power is directed through the front wheels and the four-point Adaptive Damper System, developed specifically for the Type R, provides performance that can be tailored to the drivers mood through three drive modes; Comfort, Sport and +R.
The Honda Honda Civic Type R is available at Brindley Honda from £489 per month with £489 deposit, 5.9% APR Representative and 5 years' complimentary servicing. To see the full details of the offer click here.