2018 Honda Civic Type R – High-powered hot hatch expected next year!
If you are a fan of the Honda Civic Type R, then unfortunately, you will have to wait a year longer to see the new highest-performance car from this company. Although, the company has unveiled its 10th generation of Civic, the Type R will probably come next year as 2018 model. However, the good news is that this model will come almost completely redesigned, with lots of changes outside and inside. Another good news is that this Honda’s model will be also available in North America.
So, let’s see what Honda has in mind with the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R.
Exterior and interior design
As for the exterior, the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will come redesigned with many new good stuff. If we compare Type R with a standard Civic, there will be some differences between these two cars. Two of the most significant changes on the Type R, will be its reduced weight thanks to the usage of lightweight materials and its better aerodynamic. Its body kit has quite an aggressive look. Its long roof, sharp long headlights and the sharp body lines will accent its race nature. The model will also come with large air intakes, big spoilers, new bumpers, etc. At the back, we can see a nice three-pipe exhaust design. The Type R will be set on 19 inches wheels. As for the body style of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, it is not an officially confirmed information, but this model could come in two variants, as a hatchback and as a sedan.
Interior wise, compared to the standard Civic, inside this highest-performance version, the Type R, will certainly come with some differences. For example, this model will come with racing steering wheel and seats. It will probably have some other new, cool features which will not be in standard Civic, but at this point it is early for those information.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine specs
Talking about the engine, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be powered by a 2.0-liter i-VTEC turbocharged engine, which will be able to deliver around 300 ponies and 295 pound-feet of torque. The horsepower will be sent to the front wheels, thanks to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This new Honda’s model will be able to achieve from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, while its top speed will be around 160 mph.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Price and release date
Although the company has unveiled its 10th generation Civic, you can only see the regular Civic Sedan, while we will have to wait to see the new Type R. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will probably be launched early in 2017 year 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 rivals to this new Honda’s model will be: the Ford Focus ST, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Subaru WRX STI.
Although, this model is a great car, the company should really consider to put RWD system with a paddle shifted automatic transmission in the car.
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