The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is slated to be launched sometime during 2017, after the previous version of civic sedan is presented in the United States. This model will feature a revised body design that greatly balances visuals with a new delightful approach. It will also have a redesigned interior that is not only more spacious but also full of new technology elements. To make this model suitable for new generation of car buyers, Honda has infused a great deal of style quotient to make sure it does not go unnoticed in any way. It will compete with the likes of Ford and Volkswagen when it is released.
2017 Honda Civic Type R – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will have an improved version of the engine that was found in its previous model. The USA version of this model will post of an advanced 2.0 L four cylinder turbocharged engine powered by direct gasoline injection. It will Honda’s premium VTEC powertrain along with single scroll turbocharger.
This engine variant will operate at 7000 RPM and produce a whopping amount of horsepower close to 300 and torque of 295 lb-ft. This model has recorded to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds while reaching a top speed of 167 mph. The engine is good to be paired with a six speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is expected to increase by 30 percent, which results to 40 mpg.
2017 Honda Civic Type R – Fresh New Look
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R design is greatly based on the European version and looks the part if it features Brembo brakes on the rear wheel side. Look wise, this vehicle sports minor refreshments that change its outlook up to some extent. Apart from a new frame, this model has got redesigned grille shape, C-shaped taillights, LED headlights at the front, and larger bumpers to show a powerful and aggressive appearance.
This Europe-oriented visuals will be presented outside of the continent as well, and is expected to be a hit in the US market. Due to the fact that was covered in camouflage, many features are yet to be discovered.
Interior of Honda Civic Type R is expected to be quite similar to the existing model look wise; how it fares in terms of technology advancements remains to be seen. The previous funky design in the cabin will likely be retained and many red accents might also be infused to make this model is sporty and hot at the same time. Seats will no doubt get more comfortable and various technology elements, which can be considered to be standard will be available. Some features you can expect are:
Platform and Competitors:
The 10th generation Civic shares its platform with the popular Accord model. While the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a has a back, most regular grade civics continue to be either a four-door sedan or two-door coupe vehicles.
This model will compete against models like Audi RS3, Ford Focus ST, and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
2017 Honda Civic Type R – Price and Release Date
This widely awaited vehicle is expected to be launched in the United States in the year 2017. While it is too early to speculate about the price of 2017 Honda Civic Type R, you can expect to shell up to $ 30,000 for base version.