Honda Civic Type R wins performance car accolade

Motor Authority name Type R is their performance car pick

Hot hatches are often the icing on the cake for a car manufacturer and Honda has certainly been a brand in need of something a bit sexy in recent years.

Yes, there was the NSX supercar, but for most of us that’s nothing more than a pipe-dream, or a potential purchase after winning the lottery.

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Enter the new-generation Honda Civic Type R.

Recently launched in Australia (check out our review here), the Type R version of the new-gen Honda Civic is here to take on cars like the Subaru WRX and Ford Focus RS.

Now Honda’s new excitement machine has just been named the top performance car in the Motor Authority ‘Best Cars to Buy’ list.

The honour is bestowed each year on the U.S. publications single favourite luxury or performance vehicle that most strongly appeals to enthusiasts based on styling, features, acceleration and handling.

The Motor Authority team saying the Honda Civic Type R is “the most fun you can have in a front-drive car”.

honda civic type r

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