Hatches don’t get much hotter than the Honda Civic Type R and the company is giving us a glimpse at the redesigned model by introducing a prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Still dressed in its familiar camouflage, the high-performance hatchback follows in the strides of the standard model but endorse a more aggressive front bumper. Honda is staying coy on specifics, but we can see a stressed front lip and unique uptakes with horizontal breeze curtains.
Elsewhere, decorators yielded the car a honeycomb mesh grille and a ventilated punk. They’re joined by sportier side hems and lightweight pedals, which are backed up by a Brembo braking system with red-faced calipers.
The rear end continues to be the Civic Type R’s sportiest angle as the high-performance model is distinguished by a pre-eminent backside wing and a center-mounted triple exhaust. We are also welcome to learn a cooled bumper and a relatively modest diffuser.
While the teaser video doesn’t substantiate much of the interior, operators will sit behind a microfiber athletic steering wheel and find themselves looking at a digital instrument collection. The rotation isn’t the only special contact as the mannequin will be outfitted with sport tushes that have Type R badging on the headrests. Other remarkable spotlights will include red seatbelts, red differ stitching, and a six-speed manual transmission with a metal shifter.
The rest of the room will principally carryover and that’s not a bad thing as the interior is certainly more upscale than its predecessor. Striking spotlights will include honeycomb mesh shave, alloy pedals, and what we assume is a 9-inch infotainment system.
While there isn’t much we haven’t already seen, the biggest question remains what’s under the hood. That being said, the mannequin is expected to use an upgraded account of the turbocharged 2.0 -liter four-cylinder engine that produced 306 hp( 228 kW/ 310 PS) and 295 lb-ft( 400 Nm) of torque in the old mannequin. The new yield remains a closely policed secret, but Honda taunted the car will be the” best performing Civic Type R ever .”
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