Honda UK has announced pricing for the current “FWD King of the ‘Ring,” otherwise known as the 2017 Civic Type R (CTR), which will arrive at dealerships in July. The hot hatch was first unveiled during this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and is built in Swindon, United Kingdom.

The entry level CTR will cost 30,995 pounds (RM174,127), and for an additional 2,000 pounds (RM11,230), buyers can opt for the higher-spec GT variant instead (32,955 pounds or RM185,349).

Those who opt for the more expensive option will get extra kit such as a dual-zone climate control system, auto dimming rear view mirror, Honda Connect with Garmin Navigation, wireless charging, LED front fog lights and a blind spot monitoring system with cross traffic alert.

Regardless of variant choice, both will be powered by a 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine with 320 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is an updated six-speed manual transmission, now with a new rev-matching function. The new-found grunt (+10 PS) is joined by a revised aerodynamic package, a more rigid and lighter body as well as new multi-link rear suspension on the tenth-generation Civic’s platform.

“As with the previous generation, we are fully expecting a huge demand for the Civic Type R. The order bank is already open and we are experiencing strong interest off the back of the launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March – and this is before our customers have even taken a test drive,” said Phil Webb, head of cars at Honda UK.

GALLERY: 2017 Honda Civic Type R