The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be a hot hatch with a few modifications from the current Civic Type R which was released in 2011. It will have a bigger body than its predecessor as it built on the Accord platform. It will come with a new front-wheel-drive system, a powerful engine, re-designed exterior, a spacious interior, security systems and reduced weight that will see it accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. Honda is definitely trying to build the best Honda Civic Type R there can be and to assist them in that, they will be using a distinctive fastback body style.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Redesigns the Interior and Exterior
Looking at the exterior, the front fascia is designed with similar patterns to that of the Acura and the low air dams of the grille is equipped with a thin net. The back tires are notably larger with low-profile tires that amplifies its external look. Bembo brakes are notable painted red. Unlike its predecessor, it doesn’t come with a massive rear wing. A third exhaust tip is currently a vestigial check constituent.
The interior is not likely to have a significant change but is bound to be redesigned to fit modern day needs while at the same time probably maintaining a swanky look. A probable half digital half analogue scale collection split in 2 levels. High quality upholster seats and other luxurious features such as a supplementary active-safety equipment.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine, Fuel Economy
As for the drivetrain, there’s the likelihood that Honda will up the ante when the Type R hits the U.S shores. The current Euro-spec version is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that has a direct-fuel injection, Honda’s well-known VTEC valve train system and a single-scroll turbocharger. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will only come in as a manual transmission vehicle. The anticipated horsepower of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R could get to around 306 horsepower with a probable rpm of 7,000. This kind of power can be achieved thanks to its 6 gear manual transmission with all this power being channeled to its front wheel. Charging 295 torque is likely to be suppressed through innovative front suspension arrangements and probably adjustable dampers on all sides.
Honda hopes to achieve fuel economy through the 2018 Type R by equipping it with light-weight four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is bond to improve the performance. In future they hope to reduce its capacity to a 1.5-liter engine.
2018 Honda Civic Type R release date and price
Honda confirmed the release date to be in 2018 in U.S. As for price, it’s still too early to say what they’ll price it for. Based on the current Euro-spec Type R, it’s likely to cost $ 46,000.