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Honda Australia has 400 'expressions of interest' for 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition, may only get 20 cars

Honda Australia has confirmed it has received more than 400 "expressions of interest" for the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, following Honda UK's announcement that its allocation of just 20 examples of the track-focused hot-hatch have been snapped up. Unlike the UK, Honda Australia's allocation of the Limited Edition is still unconfirmed as the model is not yet formally on sale here...

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line: Subtler super hatch not for Australia

Honda has revealed a more subtle version of its Civic Type R hot hatch, but it won't be heading for Australia. Although it maintains powertrain for which the Type R has been lauded, the Sportline is aimed at a slightly different market to the standard car or the Limited Edition released yesterday...

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition revealed for Australia

Honda has unveiled a more focused, lighter version of its hot hatch hero, but prospective buyers will need to get in quickly. The Civic Type R Limited Edition will be available in "very small" numbers for Australia, and separates itself from the regular range with touches like 20-inch BBS alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and modified dampers...

2020 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The Honda Civic hatch has been given an update for 2020, bringing it into line with the revised sedan version launched in 2019. These changes apply to the Thai-made mainstream versions, not the UK-sourced Type R mega-hatch. Chief item among the changes is the rollout of Honda Sensing active safety tech into the mid-range VTi-L and sporty RS (previously the province of the flagship VTi-LX)...

2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift unveiled

The updated Honda Civic Type R hatch has been revealed at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Externally, the revisions to the Civic Type R are pretty subtle. There's a larger grille for improved engine cooling, and the addition of body-colour swooshes for the fog light surround up front and the fake vents in the rear bumper...

Car News Podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Honda Civic hatch: Facelift coming early 2020

Honda's updated Civic hatchback will arrive in Australia early in 2020, with a set of small changes to keep it fresh amid strong competition. Honda Australia says the facelifted hatch will be "a similar update to the one Civic sedan received in February this year" – which means minor styling and trim tweaks are in the works, as previewed by the 2020 Civic hatch revealed for Europe earlier this week...

Takata: Old-gen Accord, Civic under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a critical recall for 55 vehicles across older-generation Accord and Civic model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the company's local division says in its recall notice...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Ford 'stop sale' on 2...

Takata: Older-gen Honda Accord and Civic recalled

Honda Australia has issued a recall for certain vehicles across previous-generation Accord and Civic model lines, falling between the 2006 and 2011 model years, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. These vehicles have been fitted with potentially faulty airbags on the passenger's side, forcing a recall...

CarAdvice podcast 166: Civic Type R v i30 Fastback N!

On the podcast, this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet has been revealed, Peugeot has introduced Australia's first petrol particulate filter, why the latest Census data is bad news for young drivers, and Australian drivers have revealed their dirty habits...