While it will almost certainly be the most aesthetically muscular version of the tenth-gen Civic, the Type R is less angry-looking than the current Euro-spec R, with 2017 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R insiders admitting that car’s stormtrooper-esque styling has been too aggressive for many. Don’t worry, it still looks plenty punchy, especially at the back where twin rear wings look set to engender at least one ALL THE SPOILERZ meme. There’s also a carbon-fiber front spoiler with red highlights, carbon-fiber side skirts, and a sizable diffuser at the back above the trio of center-exit exhaust pipes. Up front, a restyled front fascia has additional air intakes with diamond-pattern mesh inserts, a functional hood scoop, and smoked lenses. Gloss-black 20-inch alloys fill the wheel wells and also get red accents.
EXTIRIROR AND INTIRIOR CHANGES
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be one of the most attractive and most powerful models in the market. Design of this model will be based on the European version of the car. As a basis it will use the same platform as the Honda Accord and CR-V. Platform will be changed and improved when compared to the previous models. honda civic type r 2017 price is a 5-door hatchback. The new car will come with a redesigned grille. On the front of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R LED lights and massive Bumper will give a strong and aggressive look. Rear of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will also have a certain degree of massiveness in order not to differ much from the front part. Hatchback also offers tuned wheels. Interior and exterior will have a touch of sporty look. Sporty elegance and sophistication will be formed with a combination of high quality materials. Control panel will be made of quality plastics. The design of the steering wheel will be perfectly aligned with the interior. Red details will remain as before. Seats will be a combination of leather and other high quality materials, more comfortable than on the previous models. Cabin of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be filled with a lot of special features and latest technological gadgets.
What’s it like?
It’s hard to imagine what could be more conspicuous than the big-winged, chin-heavy, unashamedly posturing standard Civic Type R. The Black Edition manages it, though. Those rims, the red-tipped park bench of a wing, the contrasting underline of that front splitter. Short of inventing some kind of hot hatch haka intimidation dance, nothing in this class says ‘get out of my way’ with quite such forcefulness.
Of course, it drives just like any other Type R. Cue the frantic, white-eyed power delivery, the wonderfully short, tight gearshift, a front end that turns in and grips with face-distorting eagerness, and suspension that’s firm but acceptable in standard mode and outright uncomfortable in R+. It’s a single-minded joy.The interior upgrades for the Black Edition do suit the Type R’s rather overt character. Sure, the red trim surround to the vents feels a bit cheap, but the seats are more black-with-a-bit-of-red rather than the vice-versa seat design of the normal Type R, which many (including us) will prefer.
On top of that, you get all the comforts of GT trim, including a rear parking camera, touchscreen sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, auto lights and wipers, cruise control and comfortable but super-supportive sports seats.
Civic Type R Specs ENGINE
2017 Honda Civic Type R will be powered with a 2.0-liter engine. Considering the APU can produce 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, it is going to need less than 6 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop. Since it is the only specification number which should be fixed, this turbocharged VTEC engine will be replaced soon with a probably more economical model.
The new Civic Type R first made an appearance at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Based on the all-new Civic, the new Type R was designed, engineered and tested during the same development programme as the regular models. The production version will be revealed in 2017 at the Geneva motor show in March. Sales are expected to start in the second half of next year.
Continuing the same aggressive design direction as the current Civic Type R, the new model will wear a full aero package including carbon fibre side skirts and rear diffuser with a monstrous rear wing along similar lines of the current car.
2017 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Although it is too early to talk about the price of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, we can expect that the price will be around $30,000. On the market it can be expected at the end of 2017.
Honda recently lost the current Type R’s front-wheel-drive lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife—yes, that’s really a thing—to the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S, so it’s a safe bet that the new R will be aiming to win that one back.