Charged modification of Civic became legendary almost immediately after his appearance. It is pleasing to buyers because of unprecedented dynamics for such a compact car. The power was achieved without any tricks like the turbocharger or compressor. However, the current generation of Type-R went on turbocharging.
The same can be expected this time. The new generation Civic made its debut in 2016, and a half or two years, we should expect a Type R. As it was previously accepted, 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be different not only the engine but also the aggressive look.
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Firstly the prototype was spotted at the Nurburgring in late 2015, but since then no new data appear. It is likely that the car is ready for production, but waiting in the wings. Type R is still not available in North America, and it is unknown whether the next generation will be. In Europe, the model is likely to appear in the middle or at the end of 2017.
Release date: mid/late-2107
Honda brought to Geneva a new generation Civic Type R hot-hatch.
The car is built on the basis of the tenth generation Civic, which was shown just over a year ago. It is noteworthy that the previous Type R had to be developed for several long years, as a result of which the car got to the series at the end of the life cycle – since the premiere of the Type R past two years have passed and the replacement has already been released.
The reason for the speediness in creating the new Type R was that the Civic 10th generation platform did not have to make a huge amount of changes to the high-performance version – this architecture was designed for the Type R features from the very beginning.
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Since the previous generation car is not officially available in the United States, the cost of a new model is difficult to predict. When compared to competitors such as the Ford Focus RS, can be expected a price range of the new hot-hatch from Honda starting for around $37,000.
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2018 Honda Civic Type R Design
The new Type R 2018 will be based on the recently launched Civic hatchback of 2016 model year. It will receive enhanced rims, large rear wing, rear diffuser. Carbon fiber side skirts and front bumper are also possible.
The interior will have Recaro racing seats, a new leather steering wheel with stitching and a new gear lever knob in the same style.
The car will be available only in five-door hatchback variant.
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The same 2-liter Turbo
So far, the exact specifications of the upcoming Type R are unknown. The platform will be the same as in 10th generation Civic sedan and hatchback, which is similar to current Accord.
The powerplant might remain the same 4-cylinder turbocharged 2-liter engine with VTEC technology and direct fuel injection. The power output is 316 HP and over 300 ft-lbs of torque. It combined with traditional 6-speed manual only and front wheel drive layout.
To prevent a major understeer characterized for high-power FWD cars, Honda will use new front suspension. The new generation of the electronic torque distribution system (between two front wheels) should also help.
In case Honda decided to put even more power in Civic, the only solution to good handling will be the AWD layout usage. The same path goes Ford with its extreme versions of Focus.
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