Since the outcompeting of the S2000, the Honda sales have not been providing the best sales the manufacturer anticipates. Therefore, the importation of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R to the US and the massive changes in design and performance will resurrect the brand’s credibility not only in the US but also globally. The 10th generation of the Civic is much refined and bigger and uses the same platform as the Accord. The main competitors of the Honda Civic Type R are Volkswagen GTI, Golf R and the Ford Focus ST and the RS.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Fresh New Look
The exterior of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is expected to feature latest unique styling features that not improves the performance of the sedan but also improves the elegance of the car. The car features three-pipe exhaust design and rides on 19-inch wheels thus translating to improved road performance and handling of the car. The car uses a Brembo brakes. The rear sedan features a much-raised spoiler, but a variety of the spoilers will be offered depending on the customer needs. The grille has also been redesigned and now it’s much more attractive. The front bumper has also been redesigned, and it’s expected that LED headlights and fog lamps are provided for improved vision especially during night and snowy or foggy days. A variety of exterior colors is provided from which the customers can choose from depending on the customer’s preference.
The interior of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R appears more modernized this is because of the latest innovation installed on this car that makes the cabin more luxurious and attractive. The cabin space is large enough to accommodate up to 5- passengers and at the same time providing sufficient head and legroom space. The seats are wrapped in a premium cloth for improved comfort to the users. The front bucket seats can be adjusted according to the driver or the passenger preference and also between them is a center armrest for the convenience of the users. Another notable unique feature of the interior of the car is an adjustable and tilt steering wheel that provides convenience to the driver when driving. For the infotainment systems, the car is fitted with an LCD touchscreen, for both navigation and entertainment purposes, a USB port and Bluetooth for file sharing, Climate Control, improved audio speakers, AM/FM stereo speakers among others. And also for the safety of the users of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is guaranteed by the availability of the following available features; lane departure warning, traction control, stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, airbags both front and side airbags, seatbelts, cross traffic alert among many other great features that improve the safety and the security of the car.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine Specs
The under the hood of the Honda Civic Type R is provided by a 2.0 L VTEC engine that is capable of generating a maximum output power of 305 hp and at the same time generate an output torque of 295 lb-ft and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy of the car is highly efficient compared to the previous model.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Price and Release Date
The price of 2018 Honda Civic Type R ranges between $45,000 and $55,000 depending on the optional features installed on the car and it’s expected to be debuted to the markets in the year 2017 as the 2018 model.