2019 Honda Civic Type R Performance – Honda Civic fanboys, hold on! The Type R hot hatch is finally coming to the U.S. in the summer of 2017! Yep, Honda’s latest four-cylinder sports car killer is new from the Lugnuts up and wears some red bodywork. Well, it’s mostly new. The 2.0-liter turbo four with direct injection carries over, but you won’t care. It still makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which it routes to the front wheels through a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. Needless to say, Honda’s hot-hatch recipe seems well baked.
2019 Honda Civic Type R Future
The 2017 Civic Type R made its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to an international crowd. The car’s boy-racer bodywork and red-hot paint color caught plenty of attention. TopSpeed staffers even voted it as a best-in-show contender.
2019 Honda Civic Type R Exterior And Interior
Some might argue the current Honda Civic Hatchback is a bit eccentric with its large faux scoops and vents, but the design totally makes sense with the Type R. It’s clear the designers had the high-performance hatchback in mind with the initial sketches. The Type R doesn’t rest on the Civic’s design, though. New bodywork is included to set it apart.Honda didn’t leave the interior alone, but rather gave the Type R some love with red accents in the suede seats, inside the steering wheel’s rim, on the dashboard, and along the door panels. Even the gauge cluster gets the angry red treatment. The seats themselves have massively bolstered for better support during hot laps. A trim-specific shifter is mounted on that short-throw lever on the six-speed. Honda also includes a serialized Type R plaque on the center console for posterity.