Honda Civic Type R 2018: Powerful, Exciting, But Ugly?

Feb 03, 2017 07:16 PM EST | BC Tabotabo

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The Honda Civic Type R will be the tenth-generation Type R and is scheduled to make its debut during the Geneva Auto Show in March 2017. It was recently revealed that the production cars will be ready by Autumn of this year.

The Type R is the Civic's highest-performance car. It has never before appeared in the United States except for mailing-order clones built for other markets or as virtual versions in Gran Turismo. This is important because Honda hasn't revealed a major performance model since it killed the S2000 nearly eight years ago.

There are a lot of differences for the 2018 model which has undergone a major overhaul. Most noticeable among the changes is how low it now is. In addition, the chassis now has a multi-link rear suspension which aims to combine handling precision with better comfort.

The Honda Civic Type R is expected to be released with a new i-VTEC 2.0-liter engine. It will only be available in six-speed manual transmission. It is expected to have around 300 horsepower and its torque steering will be suppressed by its new front-suspension design and adaptive dampers all around.

The new Type R will also share the same platform as the Accord. This will give it a bigger and more refined base despite its hatchback-only body style. Moreover, it will have exterior styling similar to the newer Civics but it will be sportier and edgier.

Type R Release Date. Top Gear has stated in a Facebook post linking their article that the new Civic Type R will be released in Autumn of this year. While a lot of car enthusiasts seemed generally excited by their news, a lot of their followers also posted negative remarks about the car's lack of aesthetic appeal. NSEA Voice reports that this is because the exterior design completely clashes with the bulk body kit which spoils the proportions of the vehicle.

The new Honda Civic Type R will be stronger and more powerful than ever before. Are you excited for the new model? Thoughts and comments below.

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