Honda has revealed an updated version of its Civic Type R for 2020, with styling tweaks and enhanced technology.
Honda Civic Type R is the high-performance version of the Honda Civic compact car. Honda improves steering feel and other suspension changes such as retuned dampers.
Honda supplies every version with a host of standard features that include adaptive dampers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, built-in navigation, front sport seats, passive entry, and more. The Type R also can be personalized with a handful of exterior and interior accessories should shoppers want to add a wireless phone charger, etc.
Engine and its Performance:
Its exclusive turbocharged four-cylinder makes 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The eager engine always feels alive with a responsive throttle and imperceptible turbo lag. Honda’s smooth clutch action and precise shifter are perfectly synchronized.
The Honda Civic Type does 0-60 mph in the 5-second range and has a top speed of 169 mph. The Civic Type R’s adjustable suspension is remarkable for a performance car costing less than $40,000. Set the drive-mode system to the +R race setting, and you’ll get stick-to-the-tarmac, razor-sharp handling. However, Honda Civic Type R lacks complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Interior and Comfort:
The Civic Type R is based on the hatchback model, but unlike the standard Civic hatchback that seats five passengers, the Civic Type R only has room for four. Folding the rear seats expands the cargo area from 25.7 cubic feet to 46.2 cubic feet. It’s also like a standard Civic with a 7-inch touch-screen display, and it has a volume knob plus hard-button controls for the climate. The infotainment system has standard features such as integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a rocking stereo.
What does Type R mean?
The design of Type R models was initially focused on race conditions, with an emphasis on minimizing weight and maximizing performance potential. While the Type R version is not on sale in India, the standard Civic sedan is available with the option of a 141hp, 1.8-litre petrol, and a 120hp, 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine.
Honda unveiled a lightweight, limited edition Type R that will go on sale as a 2021 model. A redesigned Civic Type R is expected to bow for the 2022 model year.