Honda Civic Red Edition celebrates Type R arrival in Australia

To celebrate the arrival of the new, 2017 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Australia is introducing a special ‘Red Edition’ version of the Civic hatch.

Available in almost all variant levels, including VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L, and VTi-LX (excluding RS), the Red Edition is being built in limited numbers. 228 examples, to be specific, inspired by the amount of kilowatts offered in the new Type R hatch.

The Red Edition pack adds a unique front spoiler, rear spoiler, and slide skirts, all in red, with special Red Edition floor mats. Aside from that, it’s pretty much a regular Civic hatch. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said:

“When we launched the Civic sedan last year, we developed the ‘Black Pack’ accessories and early this year we produced a limited run of ‘Orange Pack’ accessories for the Civic hatch. Customers love the boldness of the Honda Civic sedan and hatch and the eye-catching ‘Red Edition’ is an attention-grabbing styling statement for Civic customers looking to add some individuality to their cars.”

This is all being put together to celebrate the arrival of the Type R model, which comes with a 2.0-litre VTEC turbo four-cylinder generating 228kW. Honda says over 420 orders have already been placed by Australian punters, with over 6500 pre-registrations.

So far Honda Australia says it expects more than 495 Type Rs to land Down Under before the end of the year, and confirms it has been able to secure a larger allocation than originally planned. The Type R goes on sale later this month, with prices starting from $50,990 (excluding on-roads).

As for the Red Edition, it’s available now commanding an additional $2498 over the original sticker price of either variant mentioned above.