2018 Honda Civic Type R - The Legend We Are Waiting For
The ‘Type R’ versions of the regular Honda cars have always sold well and been very popular; Honda reliability and build quality coupled with an extra bit of performance and the knowledge that when you do decide to use the engine to its full performance, it isn’t going to go pop or indeed, have such a ridiculous service interval schedule; some of these types of cars have to be serviced every three thousand miles – they are not daily drivers by any measure.
2018 Civic Type R Release date
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is expected to hit the showrooms in the second quarter of 2017; it has already made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The 10th generation Civic R’s will all be built in the UK and then shipped worldwide.
Unlike the previous generation of the car, 2018 Honda Civic Type R Canada and USA release is likely to happen.
First 2018 Honda Civic Type R prototypes spied testing on the public roads.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Price
Pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed by Honda, but looking at the direct competition – Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STi and the VW Golf R, we would expect that the new Civic Type R 2018 will start in the region of $32,000, perhaps rising to around 2018 Honda Civic Type R MSRP $39,000 for the fully loaded version.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Redesign and Changes
The overall appearance of the new model will be recognizably Honda Civic Type R – the designers have drawn inspiration from the current models and their history, but at the same time, there will be a significant number of changes and updates to make the car look more sporty and aggressive.
The 2018 Type R will feature a lot of aero tweaks and aides; redesigned front splitter and rear wing, updated front fender vents and side skirts. Along with the aero, we’ll also see updated lighting front and rear, a redesigned exhaust (which if the pictures are anything to go by, looks to be a triple exit) and larger 19” wheels.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Interior
The interior will be also recognizably Civic – based upon the new generation recently launched, but again, it will be updated and changed for the sporty version; it will feature carbon fiber and aluminum inserts, extra supportive bucket seats and of course, will be red – the signature of the Type R’s.
2018 Civic Type R Specs
Under the hood of Honda Civic Type R 2018, we will see a 2.0 liter turbo charged 4 cylinder engine, which also has direct fuel injection and the VTEC variable valve timing system. This should be good for 2018 Honda Civic Type R horsepower rating - 320 BHP and 295 lb/ft of torque, driving the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, although with emissions being such a hot topic, you can guarantee that Honda will offer some sort of auto transmission.
2018 Honda Civic Type R AWD is not expected, despite main rivals, like Focus RS has all-wheel drive transmission.
2018 Honda Civic Type R 0-60 time and top speed are unknown yet, but we expect less 5 seconds for the first figure and around 155 MPH for the second one.