Civic Type R picks up top award

29 Nov 2017

Honda’s Civic Type R has won a number of titles at the recent BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards.

The popular car was named as the overall car of the year, as well as the leading hot hatch and the international editors’ top pick.

Built in the UK, the Civic Type R is based on the Civic hatchback and is designed to perform well on the road and the race track.

“This is absolutely outstanding to pick up three wins at the BBC TopGear magazine car of the year awards,” added Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK.

“And it is a truly global award with the international editors voting for the car as well. The kudos for picking up all three honours needs to go to the designers, the engineers and the associates at the factory that build the cars –without them none of this would have happened. This is a fantastic way to round off 2017!”

The hatch has a top speed of 169 mph and is capable of zero to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds.