Aligned with Honda’s global commitment to lead the advancement of mobility, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) welcomes 2023 with the local debut of its high-performance icon, the 6 th Generation Honda Civic Type R which is by far the most powerful model in Type R’s 30-year history. Honda’s latest halo model embodies the brand’s challenging spirit with its latest innovations that are sure to deliver a thrilling driving experience.
Exterior design that combines function and form
The sporty looks of the All-New Civic Type R stands to serve a purpose. Designed with input from aerodynamic development members of the HRC Sakura Super GT race team, the 6 th generation model is more aerodynamically efficient, therefore, generating, significantly more downforce which improves high-speed stability. Based on the Civic Hatchback, it has a new bumper that reduces side wake, functional front fender air outlets, and a side sill garnish which enhances efficiency, contributing to a lower overall coefficient of drag.
Compared to its predecessor, the All-new Honda Civic Type R is 0.8 inches longer, 0.6 inches wider, and 0.5 inches lower. Its A-pillars have been pulled rearward by 1.96 inches to improve visibility. This also gives the sports hatch a more elongated hood which improves its overall stance. Along with that, this All-New model has a more aggressive front bumper design that features a sporty honeycomb grille mesh echoing the intricate honeycomb trim inside the cabin. The more aggressive stance is accentuated by wider rear doors and a reshaped rear bumper revealing its updated signature three-round exhaust outlets. You will also be greeted with a redesigned rear spoiler with aluminum stanchions and a new rear diffuser that increases downforce and reduces drag.
Other notable exterior features of the Civic Type R include LED headlamps and its redesigned LED taillamps, Matte Black finished 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265/30 high-performance tires, a tailgate spoiler, its tri-tip tailpipe diffuser, and the Type R badges found both on the front grille and tailgate along with the red Honda logo. The 2023 Civic Type R will be available in two (2) colors. This includes the return of the iconic racing-heritage color, Championship White, along with Racing Blue Pearl.
The All-New Civic Type R combines its class-leading, track-ready performance with a sleeker, more sophisticated look which beautifully integrates advanced aerodynamics for a powerful low and wide form. Its muscular exterior is more aerodynamically efficient, generating significantly more downforce to improve high-speed stability. Improved power-to-weight ratio has also been achieved all thanks to the usage of lightweight resin.