Honda Civic Type R wins BBC TopGear® Magazine Car of the Year 2017

The high-performance powertrain, Honda Civic Type R collects hat-trick of honours with the hot hatch of the year; international editors’ car of the year and car of the year 2017 accolades.

BBC TopGear® magazine is known as the world’s largest monthly car magazine and this year their awards went global with 22 of their international editors voting for their favourite cars of the year.

The Type R shares similar elements as the new Civic hatchback and engineered to deliver the most satisfying drive in the hot hatch segment – both on road and on the racetrack. The Type R has a top speed of 169mph and musters 0-62mph in a record of just 5.7 seconds – courtesy to its 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine specifically designed to produce 320 PS with peak torque of 400Nm.

“The Civic Type R isn’t just the best Hot Hatch of the year, it’s the best Car of the Year” said BBC TopGear® magazine. “It is addictive, rhythmic and devastatingly rapid; a true hero for the masses delivering accessibility and madness in one package. The thrill comes from the sheer single-mindedness of it.”

Head of Car at Honda UK – Phil Webb, added: “This is absolutely outstanding to pick up three wins at the BBC TopGear® magazine car of the year awards.” “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!”

Book to test drive the All-new Honda Civic Type R at Glyn Hopkin.