New Honda, named as 2018 Honda Civic Type R is supposed to be a big coming back on US market after the debacle in the last couple of years when more than 2000 units had to be withdrawn from the market due to low salary. Most of the buyers said then that they are boring and too traditional for the market used to see modern and luxury cars for the richest buyers. After we saw this car in Geneva Motor Show we can say that Japanese manufacturer has learned his lesson. This model is much more modern, luxury and sporty, exactly like American buyers like.
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Unlike the many cars from this manufacturer which are offered in four-door sedan and two-door coupe version, the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be only in the hatchback version. It kept all good features, with some completely different novelties. Being the biggest competitor to Subaru WRX STI, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf R, new Honda has to be updated mostly in term of outside design. That is the reason why this model got new dual lip spoiler, front fender vents, side skirts, front bumper air curtains, front and back lighting and redesigned rear end. More aggressive look, supported by larger 19-inch wheels, is accomplished with the larger rear end and tail lights.
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The inside of 2018 Honda Civic Type R follows the manufacturer’s attempting to make a sporty and modern car for American buyers. It is sportier in design, with sporty seats, shaped to provide more safety in speed driving, divided separately. They provide also better driving position and enjoyment and comfort in long driving, too. Made in red color with aluminum and carbon fiber details inside of the new Honda offers the feeling of sporty fast driving, but for always demanded US market they added a large touchscreen, taken from current Civic and many of the additional equipment, still not seen on cars in the US by now.
It is for sure that Honda chooses 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection and VTCE variable valve timing for 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Capable of producing 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque it will send a power to front wheels, although there is a possibility of selling the all-wheel option for US market. The engine is paired with six-speed manual transmission. Even though numbers about the fuel consumption are not known by now, they promised better fuel economy than on last models.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Price and Release Date
After the Geneva Auto Show, the new 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be produced in factories in the UK and then will buyers be able to buy it for starting price of around $32,000.