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The ultimate Honda Civic sells out fast

Only 100 Type R Limited Edition models will be available in Canada


Markham, ON. May 27, 2020. The ultimate street-legal track-focused Limited Edition variant of Honda’s legendary Civic Type R lived up to its fast reputation, selling out its upcoming Canadian allotment in just 4 minutes!


Just 100 units of the 2021 Type R Limited Edition will be available for sale in Canada. Consumers were invited to visit on May 21 at 1pm ET to place a reservation with their local Honda dealer, and Canadian Type R fans responded at full throttle!


The lighter, faster and even more ferocious Type R Limited Edition will feature all of the 2020 model year Type R updates, plus additional enhancements designed to make it the ultimate street-legal track machine.


2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition modifications from stock include:


  • Lightweight, forged aluminum wheels from acclaimed manufacturer BBS (8 kg. / 18 lb. total unsprung weight reduction)

  • Further weight reduction accomplished via reduced sound deadening materials

  • Michelin® Pilot® Sport CUP2 performance track tires for peak on track performance


Paying homage to past Type R models, the 2021 Limited Edition will arrive in one model-exclusive colour: the brilliant new Phoenix Yellow. Additional model-exclusive treatment includes contrasting gloss black paint on the roof, outside mirror caps, intake vent on the hood, and a dark chrome Civic badge on the rear hatch. In addition, each model will feature an individually numbered serial plate denoting the vehicle as one of 100 sold in Canada.


The new Type R Limited Edition shares the 2020 Civic Type R mechanical and design updates. Like the standard Type R, the Limited Edition also receives the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collison Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.


Under the hood, the 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition draws power from the same race-bred 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC™ valvetrain, putting out a peak 306-horseopwer and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), with power to the front wheels delivered through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.


As with all Civic Type R vehicles, drivers can choose between three driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R – that vary damping force, steering assist and throttle mapping. Finally, the active Sound Control modifies interior sound in concert with chosen drive mode.



About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and more than nine million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic are currently built. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada, and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit