Honda Civic Type R Accessories in Japan Are Expensive But Stylish
3 August 2017 - motor1
Would you pay $577 for red, Type-R-branded floor mats?
If you're lucky enough to get ahold of a new Honda Civic Type R and want to dress up the hot hatch with some official accessories, then check out the pricey extras that Honda is offering customers in Japan.
Give the CTR some red accents by adding a three-piece garnish over the grille and upper part of the headlights for the equivalent of $293 (Rs 9 660 at current conversion rates). Honda also offers a replacement $1,564 (Rs 51 540) carbon fiber rear wing with a crimson polyester weave for a dash of color at the back. For an extra splash of color, buyers can pick from Crystal Black Pearl or Red mirror covers for $137 (Rs 4 520) each. A set of yellow LED fog lights go for $308 (Rs 10 150).
As a replacement for the attractive stock wheels, Honda has a set of 18-inch forged pieces for $2,445 (Rs 80 570). They are the same 8.5-inch width as the parts that come on the Type R.
Inside, buyers can spend a lot of money on accessories. An aluminum shift knob with red leather covering costs $181 (Rs 5 970). The company also offers red-tinged carbon fiber trim for the dashboard ($440 - Rs 14 500), center console ($254 - Rs 8 370), and door panels ($420 - Rs 13 840). The company offers red LED accent lights for the footwell ($98 Rs 3 230), door pockets, and handles (combined $127 - Rs 4 190).
Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. The only available gearbox is a six-speed manual because an automatic would allegedly make the hot hatch too heavy.