The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the performance trim of the current Honda Civic. This very popular hatch in Japan and Europe has never been over the ocean, in the Nort America. However this could change, and finally, 2018 model could see the ground of the US and Canada. The Japanese automaker has not introduced a real performance hatch since it discontinued the S2000 Roadster six years back. In spite of the current Civic model happened to be the highest selling model, it has not thrived in the market as expected. Introducing the 2018 model Type R would assist resurrect the credibility of the brand with its fans. The major competitors of the new Type-R include Ford Focus RS and ST and the Volkswagen Golf R and GTI.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Exterior
The 2018 Civic Type R will be bigger, considering latest Civic sizes(Touring trims), especially if its known that this hatch sharing the platform with the new Honda Accord. The new Type R will come in hatchback body style, with 4 doors, 2-doors model is not confirmed yet.
As far as the external elements go, the new vehicle comes equipped with a taller roof and vertical back window. The model features a hostile body kit and an attractive three-pipe exhaust layout. It will be offered with a set of attractively designed alloy wheels with the diameter of 19 inches, equipped with a Brembo brake caliper. The new vehicle is expected to be equipped with 4-piston calipers and 13.7-inch disc brakes in the front.
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2018 Honda Civic Type R Interior
The interior of the new Honda Civic Type R 2018 is more athletic than before because the cabin will be equipped with the modern features that offer the finest driving experience. It will be more at ease and entertain than before, as the seats inside the cabin will be prepared in comfortable quality leather upholstery and the remaining finishing will be lavish. The middle console is anticipated to come with a touchscreen exhibit that displays both the exterior and the interior conditions. These assists drivers get information regarding water-cooling temperatures, oil pressure, acceleration, and much more. It also comes outfitted with a touch screen exhibit with the acoustic system control utility and smartphone connectivity.
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will get its power from the new turbo i-VTEC powertrain with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This will deliver the new vehicle the required power and twist of 310-325 horsepower and 295 pounds per foot respectively. The entire power will be sent to the front wheels of the vehicle through a six-velocity manual transmission. A new front-suspension design and the adaptive dampers all around will censor the torque steer.
To assist get that power to the roadway, the new vehicle would come equipped with the new double-axis strut suspension system in the front that reduces the dreaded twist steer by more than 50% when compared to a traditional system. Also assisting the handling are the copious body improvements that are aimed at producing the down-force. From 0-60 mph this hatch should be able to go for 4.8-4.9 seconds, with electronically blocked speed on 155 mph.
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Base price and the date of release
The 2018 Type R will be released for sale during the mid or end of year 2017 with the estimated preliminary cost of $36,000-$40.000.
2018 Honda Civic Type R photos