Manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the highest performing variant of Honda Civic. It features a stiffened and lightened body along with specially tuned engine and upgraded chassis and brakes. To separate it from other models of Honda and provide it with a sporty feel, red accents are used in the interiors of this model.
All this is something that nearly all car enthusiasts know quite well. However, it is unknown whether Honda will bring this model to the United States. This is particularly intriguing because Honda hasn’t fielded a real performance car in US market since the S2000 was discontinued nearly six years ago. Bringing Type R in the US could help in resurrecting the credibility of the brand among enthusiasts. Also, it would add excitement to a model which has become too stable and monotonous.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Design and Technology
As far as the exterior of 2018 Honda Civic Type R is concerned, it will feature a hatchback appearance, while other models of the 10th generation Civic lineup will be traditionally offered in two door coupe and 4-door sedan body style. This way, it seems that Honda is trying to target several markets with a single car.
Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R and Subaru WRX STI are the probably targeted rivals of this model. This car will feature some similarities to the previous models, although there will be certain updates provided to front fender vents, front bumper air curtains, side skirts, dual lip spoilers, front and back lighting. Rear spoilers will also be updated
The most noticeable exterior characteristic of new Type R is available of triple exhaust tips, which are mounted at a center of the rear bumper. Along with this, the bigger wheels and aggressive posture give it a very attractive look. Wheels measure 19 inches and come with Brembo brake calipers.
Interior of 2018 Honda Civic Type R will bear a lot of resemblance to the 10 generation Civic model. However, it will be a recognizable sporty interior with several aluminum inserts and carbon fiber. Sporty bucket seats are also available to offer a sporty and comfortable ride with a great driving position. Digital read-out of the previous model will probably be toned down a bit this time. There will be a separate heating display and a large touch screen in the center console.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine Specification
There is a 2 liter four cylinder engine under the hood of 2018 Honda Civic Type R and it comes with features like direct fuel injection, VTEC variable valve timing and turbocharging. The maximum power developed by this engine shall be somewhere around 305 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
This engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission to deliver power to front tires. New suspension will suppress the torque steer. Several body enhancements will also aid handling. Fuel consumption is also allegedly reduced. But that isn’t a matter of concern for those who are interested in a vehicle as performance oriented like this.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Arrival Date and Price
As of now, there is no official declaration regarding its launch date and price. But according to some valid sources 2018 Honda Civic Type R should release sometime in 2017 with a price tag of approximately $30,000.