If you are a fan of the Honda Civic, then unfortunately you will have to wait a year longer to see the new car’s highest performance in this business. Although, the company unveiled its 10th generation Civic, the Type R will probably be next year’s model 2018. However, the good news is that this model will be almost entirely redesigned, with many changes to the exterior and The interior. Another good news is that this Honda model will also be available in North America.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Exterior and Interior Design
From the camouflaged test mules we saw a while ago it is quite clear that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is going to be fairly close in terms of design with the older model. It appears that the tailgate will have a large rear wing, a more aggressive body kit, larger 19-inch wheels and even a quad-exhaust. The coupe is still missing from the action but if we take a look at the first concept then it becomes clear that Honda does want something a little more special. This would fall into its own category and it would give Honda a massive lead on the market. One of the less interesting aspects of Type R is the interior. Here, we do not foresee any real changes on the basic model with some minor exceptions. The seats are very likely to offer much larger side cushions while the padding is likely to be made from Alcantara.
2018 Honda Civic Engine
We also do not foresee any changes under the hood of the standard Civic range – read: Non-Si or Type R models. If this is true, then expect the new Civic to come standard with a Four-cylinder 2-liter engine that produces 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.
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Optionally, buyers can go with a 1.5-liter four-pot turbo with 174 horsepower and up to 167 pound-feet of torque. In sports sports hatchback model, this 1.5-liter produces 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Both performance-oriented models do not have official specifications of this writing, but we know that the R-plus-horsepower 2-liter turbo engine and the Si will boast of a turbo retuned 1.5 Liter which is rumored to extinguish more than 225 horses.
Price and Release Date
Although the company unveiled its 10th generation Civic, you can only see the ordinary Civic Sedan, while we will have to wait to see the new Type R. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will likely be launched early in the year 2017 as a 2018 model. The good news is that this model will be available in North America. As for the price, it will be set somewhere around $ 30,000.
Some of the main competitors of this new Honda model will be: the Ford Focus ST, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Subaru WRX STI.