The 2018 Honda Civic Type R car is a daring model from Honda. It has the performance features from the traditional Civic. The plus comes from the outstanding characteristics that set it apart from the classic examples of Civic cars. It is the most original option from Honda. It was shown to the public officially as a prototype at an event in France called the Paris Motor Show. The new Honda Civic Type R 2018 was very well received from the public. For those car lovers seeking for a new option for a car with unique features, the Type R can compete with some other models to gain their preferences.
2018 Honda Civic Type R redesign review
The surface defines the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. It has not the traditional looks of the other Civic options. Even though it is still a sedan type car with four doors, it is hash back. Although the car preserves some general qualities of the previous version, the changes are going to make it particularly different. It will have vents in the front fenders, as long as other sports additions to make it more appealing. The sportive external features include many spoilers, on the side and rear, featuring dual lips to keep it on the ground. It will also have front bumper curtains for air and side skirts, along with an improved design for the backlights. But all these improvements are exceeded by the changes on the exterior side of the car.
The rear bumper is going to have triple exhaust tips, which will give it a more daring look and seamless personality. The wheels are going to be 19”, adding improvements to the rebel character of this car. However, going beyond looks, the wheels’ grip is improved with a wider section, reaching 245 (10 points extra from the previous version). Just as the wheel’s changes have a porpoise, despite the car design seems just to be daring, it is not. Every new feature in the outside serves a particular porpoise. It has been widely tested to ensure it is a high-performance option for those car lovers who are looking for a high-performance car.
If you thought the exterior design had significant changes, then you will be surprised of the interiors on the new Honda Civic Type R 2018. Just as other Civics, it has been entirely revised. The base of the design for the Type R variant was the standard Civic. After all, we are talking about the same series. The first thing that is going to attract your attention are the red accents all over the place, starting with the seats. It has a lot of details made out of aluminum and carbon fiber here and there. The round edges make the design stylish. A large touch screen to take control of all digital features of the car could not be missed.
All amenities of modern cars will be available on the digital display. You can access the radio and navigation systems, along with the information from Bluetooth devices like smartphones. You can pair your gadgets and use some interesting functions, such as handsfree capabilities, voice commands, and playlist synchronization. As far as it is known now, the software options will not be different from the standard Honda Civic models. Maybe only some changes in the graphical user interface to match the car’s personality, but no substantial change in functions. The seats shown so far are made out of leather. The car features standard security for its level with a full airbag system.
New Honda Civic Type R 2018 specs
The heart of the new Honda Civic Type R 2018 is already defined as the FK2 motor, which is a proved motor from the previous version. It is a direct fuel injection engine with turbocharging and a VTEC valve with variable timing. It has a capacity of 2.0-liter, along with four cylinders. The machine can bring up to 305 HP force to this car, with a torque of 295 lb. per feet. The transmission will be manual, featuring six speeds. That way you can have better control of the engine, taking the most of it. It is expected that the motor has some improvements that have not yet been disclosed. One of the known improvements is torque. The previous torque steer is going to be changed for a different technology. The 2018 Civic Type R will have a Dual Axis Strut Front Suspension with Adaptive dampers. Since it has a manual transmission, fuel consumption will be up to the driver. The 4-cylinder machine makes it a reasonable choice. However, the kind of power you can get from it can derive on higher gas utilization. The suspension is going to be independent, making the car suitable for rough terrains.
2018 Honda Civic Type R price and release date
There is still no official word from Honda about the release date for the new Honda Civic Type R 2018. As it was in previous years, it is expected that it will see the light during the first half of 2017; practically a year after the standard model was released. Although it was presented in Paris, most likely the United States will have the first models shipped to the public, even before you can find it in Europe. The price is supposed to range from $32,000 to $40,000 depending on the additional features, gadgets, and upgrades. More information will be available after the Geneva Motor Show in 2017, where Honda announced official release of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R.