The 2020 Honda Civic Type R recently made its Canadian debut at the Toronto International Auto Show, boasting a new paint colour, mechanical updates and new active safety features.

The turbocharged and direct-injected, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is unchanged, which produces 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, still matched to a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential on the front wheels. However, the suspension, steering and brakes have all been modified in order to enhance grip, steering feel, ride comfort as well as stopping power during spirited driving.

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R’s shift lever has been reworked to reduce shift throws, while a new steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara. In addition, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features is now fitted as standard, as is the case with all the other variants of the Civic. As before, the driver can choose between three drive modes, including Comfort, Sport and +R, and a new Active Sound Control system adjusts the engine’s sound level inside the cockpit, according the selected drive mode.

Last but not least, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R is offered with a new paint colour called Boost Blue. The high-performance Civic will soon be on sale in Canadian dealerships.

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