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The 2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan is affordable and inoffensive. But is there a catch?
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LIST PRICE Fr $22,390
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 6.4/100km
SEAT 5

Honda: Affordable sports car "very desirable", more RS models on the way

Honda’s local boss says an affordable, compact sports car to support the Civic Type R would be “very desirable” for the brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the Civic Type R, Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said the company is looking to make its line-up sportier...

Honda Civic Red Edition on sale in Australia

The Honda Civic Red Edition has been announced this week to celebrate the arrival of the Civic Type R hot hatch, bringing a sportier look to regular versions of the Japanese hatchback. Available across four trim levels; VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L and VTi-LX, the Red Edition package costs an additional $2498 and will be limited to 228 vehicles - the same number as the Civic Type R's power output...

Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...

2018 Honda Civic Type R inspires autonomous lawnmower… and now we want one

As part of Honda celebrating 25 years of two of its most iconic nameplates – Fireblade and Type R – the Japanese brand has revealed two fully-functioning special-edition ‘prototypes’ of its robotic lawnmower known as Miimo...

2018 Honda Civic Type R docks in Australia

The first 2018 Honda Civic Type R examples destined for Australian garages have arrived on our shores, with an initial shipment docking in Melbourne this week. Some 400 vehicles are scheduled to arrive before the year's end, with more shipments bound for Australia in the coming weeks...

The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

Honda Civic TCR racer revealed

The latest entrant in the growing TCR International Series, formed in 2014, has been revealed as the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. Joining other production-based cars like the Golf GTI, Opel Astra, and Kia Cee'd, among others, the Civic TCR car boasts a number of big race-ready modifications...

2018 Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust makes the car quieter… wait, what?

One of the talking points of the new-generation 2018 Honda Civic Type R is its three-pipe exhaust system, which you may have thought was just a (further) styling exercise for the Japanese hot-hatch. But there’s more to it than that. The three-tip system has a clever noise-lowering function when the Honda's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is hoofing it on the highway...

CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!

Broadcasting from nearby Great Ocean Road, at the beachside town of Lorne, join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Find out what we did with the remote-control cars below! In car news, pricing and specs for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S have been released, Volvo's autonomous tech is having trouble detecting kangaroos, Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a burnout feature in the US (but Australia misses out), and HSV could swap to the Walkinshaw name next year...

2018 Honda Civic Type R missed out on auto gearbox due to weight concerns

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R hatch will be offered solely with a six-speed manual transmission because an auto would have mucked up the weight balance of the car. That’s according to Yuji Matsumochi, assistant large project leader for the 10th-generation Civic powertrain at Honda Japan...

Could the new Civic Type R spawn an all-wheel-drive spinoff?

Is there space for something to sit above the 2018 Honda Civic Type R? Perhaps an all-wheel-drive hot-hatch with more power and torque than the current front-drive flagship? You bet. Just look at Volkswagen’s strategy with its two Golf models, the GTI and the R, or Ford with its Focus pairing, the ST and the RS...