In a bid to help broaden the appeal of the Type R, Honda unveiled the new model of the Civic at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new generation Civic is lower and lighter, Honda has claimed improvements of the Civic Type R – overall dynamic performance, high-speed ability and how it drives on track are all targeted for improvement.
The Civic Type R is only available with a manual gearbox, Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, deliver maximal output 316 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque via a new manual gearbox six-speed and front-wheel drive.
Interior of the Civic Type R, there are more changes inside; the basic dashboard architecture has been carried over from the regular Civic, but Honda has dropped the seating position by 50mm to give a sportier and more involving feel behind the wheel.
Exterior design, the new Type R retains its trademark styling, but Honda claims the new model has a ‘more comprehensive aerodynamic package’ than its predecessor. A smoother underbody, front air curtain and vortex generators on the roof have been added, along with a three-piece exhaust set-up. Alloy wheels as large as 20 inches are also available.