New look for the Honda Civic Type R

Sports car fans put off by edgy looks Honda Civic Type R I have no excuse not to consider the new model.

Japanese brand updated his turbo hero, a combination of proven mechanical elements with a much more understated style.

The wild body kit and aerodynamic additions of the old car have been removed in favor of a much sleeker look aimed at a wider audience.

It’s also softer on the inside, replacing the old car’s two-tone steering wheel and plenty of red highlights with charcoal tones offset by red racing seats.

Based new honda civic hatchThe Type R benefits from a host of changes, including a vastly improved infotainment system and a high-tech digital instrument cluster.

Power comes from the previous car’s 2.0-litre engine modified “to achieve higher power and responsiveness”. Honda hasn’t released pricing or specifications for the model, although you can bet it will upgrade the old car’s output to 228kW and 400Nm.

It’s also likely to cost more than the outgoing model at $54,990 plus the asking price on the road.

As before, the Civic drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching technology.

It represents one of the latest manual transmission vehicles on the market.

Honda says the Civic will be the fastest front-engined, front-wheel-drive car on the track, outpacing the competition. Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai i30 N.

The car will go on sale in the first half of 2023.

Originally published as New look for the Honda Civic Type R