US CTR a Great Deal!
In the United States, $45,890 is the most wallet-friendly amount to own a Honda Civic Type R in 2024. On the other hand, Europe states have a different set of calculations. The case in point is the Netherlands where dropping six digits for an automobile driven by a humble four-cylinder powertrain is not too far from reality. It has nothing to do with the Mercedes-AMG C63 of course.
Paying VAT on a new car in the Netherlands can be quite expensive – 21 percent of the price tag. But that’s before the Belasting van personenauto’s en motorrijwielen (BPM) kicks in. BPM, which translates to “taxation of passenger cars and motorcycles”, is based on the amount of CO2 emissions released from the tailpipe. For example, the Honda Civic Type R emits 186 grams / km.
The graph shown illustrates the BPM levies applicable for vehicles like the CTR, which are high-performance hatchbacks and fall into the upper bands of most polluting cars. When opting for the Honda CTR, there is an indicative cost of €13,655 to be accounted for initially, as well as an extra expense of €549 per each gram beyond the 161 g/km marker. Regrettably, this particular model emits 25 g/km more than that thus a BPM sum of €13,725 will have to be paid. Moreover, once taking the fixed rate into consideration, the BPM total increases to €27,380.
In the Netherlands, all these supplemental expenses amount to a commencing charge of €88,560; this translates to approximately $97,000 when taking into consideration today’s exchange rate. This figure is more than double the price of a CTR without extra components in America. Furthermore, if you go for additional features such as Championship White paint, Carbon Pack, and Illumination Pack, the sum may exceed up to €95,060 (almost $104,000) making your financial investment firmer.
The CTR is certainly not the only exception when it comes to extravagant sporty four-cylinder automobiles found in this nation. The Volkswagen Golf GTI commences at an exorbitant €60,990 ($66,600), compared to the R model’s outrageous €84,990 price tag.
Steadily tightening exhaust emissions regulations are not the only catalyst for the decrease of large-capacity motors in European Union nations. Additionally, imposing taxes on those vehicles with large 2.0-liter engines that consume a lot of fuel have dealt another blow to the Internal Combustion Engine. This is why auto manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of promotion for both plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.