Honda Civic: Honda has finally unveiled the new Civic Type R to mark the completion of 50 years of the Civic nameplate. However, it is not for India.
Honda Civic Type R: Honda has finally unveiled the new Civic Type R to mark the completion of 50 years of the Civic nameplate. However, it is not for India. It has been unveiled in Europe. The new Civic Type R will be launched in Europe in early 2023. Significantly, the new Civic Type R model recently broke the front-wheel drive lap record at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Honda has claimed that it will come with refined elements. The design of the new model has also been updated, making it more aerodynamic. With lighter components and a revised powertrain, the new Civic Type R is the most responsive and powerful ever.
The new Honda Civic Type R is based on the recently introduced Civic e:HEV. It has been made lower and wider to give a sportier look to the new sporty model. It gets flared wheel arches and lightweight 19-inch matte black alloy wheels, which are mated to bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. It gets a large grille at the bottom which has been designed to increase the airflow in the engine. The bonnet has a vent to further improve the airflow around the front end.
Large aperture vents behind the front wheels and a large rear diffuser further enhance the aerodynamics of the Civic Type R. The new Honda Civic Type R is offered in several color options including Historic Championship White, Solid Rally Red, Racing Blue, Crystal Black and Sonic Gray Pearl. The cabin of the new Type R is similar to that of the Civic e:HEV. However, it gets a new 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, digital cockpit and sports seats.
Honda hasn’t revealed the specifications of the new Civic Type R, but has confirmed that it will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. It is being claimed to be the most powerful Civic ever.