2018 Honda Civic Type R Review, Engine Specs, Release Date, Performance and Price Tag

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The charged modification of the Honda Civic became legendary and has numerous fans all over the world. With an unprecedented dynamic to such a compact car, the Civic Type R has the power without using a compressor or a turbocharger. However, it already does use a turbocharger on the current generation as you can count that is will use one as well on the 2018 Honda Civic Type R.

As for the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R, you can count on its typical aggressive look and a huge power under the hood.

Honda tends to use red on the interior of the Type R as well. This helps to give that aggressive look and works perfectly well with the exterior.

And we have a great news for you. The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will try to reach the US market. Honda is trying to enter the US market with a sports car, something that they don’t have since they dropped the S2000 about 6 years ago. So, bringing the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will restore the credibility of the brand as it will bring a lot of enthusiasm to all sports cars fans.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Release Date

2018 Honda Civic Type R

The first prototype of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R was seen back in 2015 in Nurburgring. However, it was never seen ever since.

There is not any official date for the release of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R but it should happen in Europe. We are expecting for it to be released in the middle or at the end of 2017. 

2018 Honda Civic Type R Price

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Since the previous generation of the Type R wasn’t available in the US it’s a bit hard to predict the price. However, and taking a look at the most direct competitors, we believe that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R starting price should be around $37,000.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Redesign and Changes

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The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be based on the Honda Civic that was debut in 2016.

You can expect that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R has a Hatchback look and despite it might have some similarities with the previous generation, there are some exterior changes that are worth to mention. These include dual lip spoilers, front fender vents, front bumper air curtains, front and back lighting, and side skirts and rear spoiler.

One of the main differences that you’ll be able to spot on the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is the fact that it will have triple exhaust tips mounted right at the center of the back bumper. This combined with the fact that wheels are getting bigger, will give the 2018 Honda Civic Type R an even more aggressive look.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Specs

2018 Honda Civic Type R-engine

So far, we know that the platform that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will use is the same one of the 10th generation of the Civic.

In what concerns with the engine, you can expect to see a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with direct fuel injection, VTEC variable valve timing, and turbo-charging. This engine is capable of producing around 306 of horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque.

This engine will only be combined with a single option for transmission. It will use a 6-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive layout.

There are some rumors pointing that the fuel consumption has been taken into account.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Interior

2018 Honda Civic Type R-interior

When you take a look inside at the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, you’ll immediately know what car it is. The red doesn’t fool you. And even if it did, all that aluminum inserts and carbon fiber used inside the cabin, and those sporty bucket seats, then you would know for sure.

Despite the shape of the seats, you can expect them to be extremely comfortable and with a great support for your back. The steering wheel will also change and will include leather with steeching, and the gear lever knob is also in the same style.

In terms of technology, there shouldn’t be a lot of changes when compared with the 2016 Honda Civic. It should obviously include a large touchscreen in the center console as well as separate heating display.

After so many years without Toyota providing a sports car to the United States, Americans are more anxious than ever to see if it’s really happening. With so much power under the hood, an amazingly beautiful and aggressive look outside, the interior painted in red to match the exterior, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R has all the factors to be a success. Not only in the US as well as in the rest of the world. And despite Americans are eager to see what’s coming (and if it’s coming), Europeans just want the 2018 Honda Civic Type R to reach car dealers. They can’t wait to do a test drive, to see what the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R is capable off. 

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