We don’t have to wait long for the release of the next generation Honda Civic Type R, like the Australian Car sales Hot Hatch reports that it will debut next month. The successor to the FK8 Civic Type R was first teased last October and has already set a new front-wheel drive track record in Japan’s Suzuki circuit.
“It simply came to our notice then [the new Civic Type R] Will be shown in full – a lot of disguised things have been shown in June during the European summer, “Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told the publication.
Official details of the new Civic Type R are currently limited, but it is expected to be powered by an upgraded version of the K20C1 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder used in the current model, offering 320 PS (306 hp) and 400 Nm of power. A six-speed manual of torque and a limited-slip differential will probably be added to the operated engine.
Based on the latest FL Civic hatchback, the Type R will have its own styling touches, such as the more aggressive front bumper, flared wheel arch, side skirt, triple exhaust pipe and a prominent GT-style rear wing that we’ve seen. In a prototype shown by Honda. Michelin Pilot Sport tires and Biffy Brambo brakes are some improvements for a more dynamic driving experience.
We’ll only get the full details of what’s changed with the redesigned Civic Type R when it launches next month, so stay tuned. Unlike the previous FK8-based model, the new model will be manufactured in North America for the first time instead of the UK’s Swindon plant, which has been shut down as part of the restructuring of the carmaker’s global manufacturing network.