The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a grand hot hatch that has been unveiled at the 2015 Motor Show in Geneva and it will be sold only in European market. Honda has also confirmed that the 2017 Civic Type R would be a left-hand drive model come with the new front-wheel-drive system. It is expected to come with a powerful engine that would offer the new vehicle the fastest lap time ever recorded for a front-wheel-drive sedan. This model sedan is expected to come with three outrageous-appearing exhaust pipes, huge Brembo brakes and athletic wheels and tires. It is obvious that the automaker is dragging all the stops when it comes to constructing the best Civic it can. The 2017 Type R will make use of this distinctive fastback body style, and it will be available with a manual transmission only.
2017 Honda Civic Type R Review, Changes
The Honda Civic Type R 2017 will be constructed on the similar platform of the Accord, so it will come with a more refined and a bigger body than its predecessor. Furthermore, the newer model vehicle will be offered a hatchback body style rather than traditional body style that Honda usually offers to its four-door-sedan and two-door-coupe models.
Honda has given its 2017 Civic Type R hatchback some prominent outside fashions and better angles. The front fascia of the new vehicle is designed with pattern similar to the Acura that makes the vehicle easily identifiable. This is also because of the grille equipped with a thin net in the lower air dam of the grilles. The new Type R comes with massive black wheels, wearing low-profile tires that offer it a more enhanced external look than its predecessor.
The disc of the Brembo brakes of the vehicle is painted attractively in red that attracts more buyers to buy the new vehicle. Though the 2017 Civic Type R does not come with the gigantic rear wing like its European counterpart, it does come with the third exhaust tip, which is currently a vestigial check constituent.
2017 Honda Civic Type R Redesign, Interior
Though the interior does not experience much modification, Honda has redesigned its interior according to the modern day’s needs. Consequently, the cabin of the new vehicle is packed with high-tech equipment and other luxurious features, like a supplementary active-safety equipment, high-quality leather upholstered seats and a conservative single-flat dashboard in place of the split pattern, which is found on the outgoing Civic.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R engine is equiped with a turbo-four, direct-injection powertrain of capacity 2.0 liters to make the vehicle offer better performance than its predecessor. As expected, the engine offers an appreciable power output of 306 HP when it is combined with a six-paced manual transmission and only front tires of the new vehicle will get this power.
However, the suppression of the torque and wheel turn would be achieved through a tapered-slip differential, meaning the torque turn will be suppressed by an innovative front-suspension arrangement and adjustable dampers on all sides. Honda plans to improve the performance and the fuel economy by equipping it with a new lightweight turbo-four engine with the capacity of 1.5 liters in due course.
Release date and price
Buyers can buy their Type R by paying the initial cost of $30,000 during the second part of 2017.