Honda has been preparing for the 10th generation of Civic model and recently unveiled this upcoming generation. However, till date, only the regular Civic sedan has been seen. The most anticipated version is the Civic Type R, which is the highest performing variant of Honda Civic. The regular sedan has a great look and offers some great features. It remains to be seen what 2018 Honda Civic Type R will have on offer.
Why is the next generation Civic Type R important for Honda?
In overseas, a 2018 Civic Type R model has been launched. However, it won’t be coming to the United States. Instead, the model that will be sold there would be based on the 10th generation of Civic model. In all likeliness, this new model will offer multiple body styles.
Ever since Honda killed off the S2000 model six years ago, the auto manufacturing company hasn’t really brought an actual performance car. The current generation of Civic has had robust sales. Having said that, it has largely been a critical failure. As such, the model has grown to be too conservative. With the upcoming 2018 Honda Civic Type R, Honda hopes to improve its credibility among car enthusiasts.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 10th generation Civic is bigger and more refined than the previous platform. This is because of the new platform that it uses. This platform is shared with Honda Accord as well. For regular computer grade Civic models, two door coupe, and four-door sedan body styles will be continued. On the other hand, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be offered with a hatchback body style this time around.
This model will be more of an evolution of the design of 10th generation Civic. However, in order to attract more audience, its design will be toned down a bit. As a result, its body kit will look less aggressive than before. The roof mounted wing will no longer be available and it will be replaced by a more discreet spoiler.
The sporty interior will be an emphasis with the cabin of this model. Finer material quality will be used to give it a more upscale look. Also, it has been revealed that Honda Civic Type R 2018 will focus more on technological features, as compared to current model. All in all, the interior of this model will be completely upgraded.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Modification under the Hood
It is expected that a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine will be available under the hood of this upcoming model. This engine is designed to generate 340 hp along with 331 lb-ft of torque. Present model’s turbo 2.0-liter unit generates 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission unit will be offered as standard, while it continues to use Front Wheel Drive system.
2018 Honda Civic Type R – Availability, Price, and Competitors
In conclusion, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is expected to arrive sometime in 2017 as a 2018 model. Its price tag should be somewhere around $30,000. Finally, the main competitors include:
- Ford Focus RS and ST
- Volkswagen GTI
- Volkswagen Golf R