Honda exhibited a camouflaged prototype of the new generation of the sporty Civic Type R at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January of this year, while it will finally present the production model later this month (a new announcement video reveals that it will be on July 20).
Honda says the new Civic raises the bar in terms of style, performance, safety and advanced technologies in the compact vehicle market.
As far as appearance is concerned, Honda has decided to soften the current design direction, while the interior features digital instruments, a touch screen, higher quality materials, new design seats…
Earlier news said that the new Civic Type R will be slightly larger than the current one, and a higher level of safety is also mentioned (with Honda Sensing active technology).
Under the hood of the Civic Type R should be a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine with up to 340 HP.
The package for the Civic Type R will also include a 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive, an aero body kit, a large rear spoiler, a new hood, black wheels, sport-tuned suspension, a sports exhaust system with three tailpipes, Brembo brakes, red brakes. pliers, as well as a refined interior with sports seats and steering wheel, as well as red seat belts and aluminum pedals.
As for the price, British media expect the new Civic Type R to cost around £35,000.