Honda had launched the new Honda Civic Type R in the American car market last year. It seems like the Japanese automaker has already started readying the facelifted Civic Type R. Interestingly, the 2019 Honda Civic Type R facelift were recently caught testing on public roads in Europe.
The regular Honda Civic model, which was first launched in 2015, is yet to receive a makeover. The spotted model was mostly uncovered, only the front fascia and rear are under wraps. Going by the pictures, it is visible that a possible facelift in the works. However, few media reports suggest that an even hotter version of the Civic Type R in the works. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
Honda Civic Type R Facelift Images
Previous reports claim that Honda is also working on a cheaper Type R. This suggests that the Civic Type R hot hatchback could be offered in multiple variants. Compared to the Focus RS, the hot hatch is 44bhp less powerful and is only available in a front-wheel-drive configuration exclusively. A possible more powerful and all-wheel-drive model could be on offer. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars With 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine
The spy images reveal that the front fascia of the new Honda Civic Type R gets slightly revised front fascia. In terms of design changes include flap-like front air intakes and lightly revised headlights. The outgoing Honda Civic Type R is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 306bhp of power and 399Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. Read – New Honda Civic Diesel Explained In 7 Quick Points
For now, the Honda Civic Type R maintains its current look and power output. The same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (399 Newton-meters) of torque is found underhood, paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The 2018 model now starts at $35,595, including the $895 destination charge.
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