2018 Honda Civic Type R Review with Release Date and Prototype Photos

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Review with Release Date and Prototype Photos – The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is nearly at the production phase now. The most surprising moment is when we notice that this car will come alongside the 2017 5-door model, which is just landed on the United States market scene so far. We do like seeing the spy shots of Civic Type R on the internet since they always make our eyes amazed. But, the detail of this car is just only limited on prototype nametag. In other words, we have no idea yet how its final model is after all. It could be as same as the prototype or even it would be not. We cannot predict this big automaker obviously.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will ship in the United States dealerships next year. But still, Honda stays with its characteristic to name their flagship as prototype. In other words, this automaker keeps on naming their prototype as prototype and always makes us wonder about the final form of Civic Type R. As long as that we can see so far, the new Civic Type is brushed in titanium accent with super modern and cool body language now. The black color of the spy shots indicates that Honda is still finding the best form of this car that is why there is no other color yet that suits for the Civic Type R.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Exterior

Based on the pictures, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is very cool and more aggressive than the current model, which is now called as the short lived version of Type R because of this 2018 model. Unfortunately, we can’t see this car in shipping to North America. Anyway, the exterior looks similar with the current treatment of current model. We have sporty car with cool color and rear wing on the back and so on. That is not making us feel bored at all. Perhaps, this is the way of Honda to treat their buyers. Although the body language does not seem as fresh as current model, we still love seeing this car somehow.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Under the Hood

What about the engine under the 2018 Honda Civic Type R? As far as we know, Honda will repeat the same engine setup for the 2018 model. We have to say that it is not confirmed yet by this Japanese automaker so that we are free to speculate the engine. It will be the same 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged VTEC engine. Of course, the power will also remain the same. It boasts 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque obviously. But, this engine will be improved surely because Honda wants to compete with Ford Focus RS in the class.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Transmission

As same as the engine, 2018 Honda Civic Type R comes with unknown transmission. Honda still keeps their mouth shut until the time is right to announce the beast inside the Civic Type R’s sporty design. It means that we can expect the old 6-speed manual transmission is ready to feed the FWD system of this car. However, we believe that Honda loves changing something out of the box. They probably treat the Type R with same gearbox of the current Civic hatchback too. This is strengthened by the new global platform of Civic hatchback that is able to apply on the Type R too.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Release Date

The SEMA and Los Angeles Auto Shows that will be held this year becomes our target to see the debut of 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Of course, the North America market will be the first one which can test drive this car soon. It is too soon for Honda to release 2018 model while the 2017 models are still introduced in the last quarter of this year.

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