New Honda Civic Type R wins ‘Best Hot Hatch’ at Auto Express Awards

The record-breaking 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been named ‘Best Hot Hatch’ at the Auto Express New Car Awards. 

Made in Swindon, the “British-built Godzilla of hot hatches” comes hot on the heels of the latest Civic, which was also commended at last year’s awards.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards in the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are reserved for cars that set the very highest standards. 

Don’t believe the hype? Then listen to the Hope – specifically, Graham Hope, editor at Auto Express: “The latest Civic Type R is yet another sensational example of Honda's engineering expertise. As you would expect, it is exciting to drive and thrillingly fast, but importantly it's also extremely usable on a day-to-day basis, as all the best hot hatches should be. It really does set a new benchmark in its class and is a worthy successor to Honda's great hot hatches of the past."

Dave Hodgetts, managing director of Honda UK, said, “A win for Civic Type R at the Auto Express New Car Awards is a fantastic achievement; especially as it comes before customer deliveries commence.”

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is set to hit retail forecourts in August.

Watch the Civic Type R’s world record-breaking lap time at the Nürburgring here, and read all of the essential reviews here.

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