The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the performance sports car version this famous model. It’ll be different from the Civic in the sense that it has all sporty features which are not present in this Civic. It’s designed to look like a sporty car, inside out. The technological offerings are at their best and performance of this car is expected to stun the buyers. What’s more significant is that this model will now also be made available in the American market, which is certainly a huge step for the manufacturers.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Platform and Design:
2018 Honda Civic Type R will share its platform with Accord. The car, which is presently in its 10th Generation, is expected to be finer than ever. It’ll be a hatchback with an extremely aerodynamic design. Much stress has been put on making the design aero efficient since it’s directly proportional to the improvement in the car’s performance. Since it’s a performance car, it goes without saying that the performance is primary concern.
As for styling, front end of the car will possibly have a huge bumper and meshed air intake. 235/35 Continental tires are being used, and the wheels are 19 inch alloyed ones. LED headlights will find their rightful places in the front end, and in the rear end, the taillights will have LED DRLs.
The R-Type is going to arrive in 5 different shades, which are:
- Brilliant blue
- Polished metal
- Crystal Black
- Milano Red
- Championship white.
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R interior is to be largely inspired by interiors of trendy sports cars. The best aspect of this car will be high tech features which will be incorporated to offer riders with the best and smoothest driving experience. If power is what they desire, power is what they’ll get. As for upholstery, one can only expect to find premium leather covering the seats. The other features include:
- Touch screen display.
- Display that conveys all essential info regarding the state of this car operates navigation and entertainment.
- Drivers will have easy access to information about oil pressure, water cooling temperature, time acceleration and others.
- High-end audio system.
- Wireless and Smartphone Connectivity.
Of course, there will be a lot more features that make this car stand out among its league. The manufacturers are perhaps planning to tease the car lovers with bits and pieces of relevant information as the release date arrives closer.
Honda has also been attentive towards the safety factors, and this Civic Type R is going to arrive with the best in class safety and security systems.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Engine Specifications:
Here’s what the buyers are most concerned with: what will be the powertrain configuration of this sporty hatchback? Well, this 2018 Honda Civic Type R is going to be powered by a super petroleum i-VTEC engine of 2.0 Liter. This powertrain will come with a capacity to deliver 310 HP @ 2500 rpm with 295 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm. As concluded from the test drives, it is going to offer pretty amazing speed that shall leave the other sports cars running for their money.
It shall be mated with six-speed automatic transmission. A newly employed adaptive dampers and front suspension design will control problems of torque steer.
As for the fuel economy of this car, no information has been revealed by official sources yet. Interested buyers will have to wait a little longer to access that piece of information.
Manufacturers have stacked up this 2018 Honda Civic Type R with splendid features, and so it will obviously arrive as a potential threat to other selling sports cars of its league. Some of its most significant rivals in the market are going to be:
- Volkswagen GTI
- Ford Focus RS
- Ford Focus ST
- Golf R.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Price and Expected Arrival:
Honda is going to introduce the Honda Type R in the market at least after a year has passed post their launch of base Civic model. This should mean that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is not going to arrive anytime sooner than the end of 2016. In fact, the chances are that its release will get delayed till the beginning of 2017. The starting price should be around $ 30, 000.