2017 Honda Civic Type R
2017 Honda Civic Type R
At the 2017 Geneva ShowMotor Honda has revealed the all-new Civic Type R 2017, ahead of the model’s European launch in the summer. The new car builds on Honda’s heritage in developing high-performance hatchbacks, and represents the segment’s ultimate expression of dynamic purity.
The new Honda Civic Type R 2017 has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment – both on road and on the race track.
Revised 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine and 6-speed manual transmission
The 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO "heart" of the multi-award-winning previous generation Honda Civic Type R has been optimised and refined and now produces 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm. Throttle response and driveability have improved thanks to optimised engine control settings.
The smooth and precise six-speed manual transmission is further improved by a rev match control system, ensuring no compromise in the Honda Civic Type R’s intimate, rewarding connection with the driver.
A stiffer chassis and revised suspension
The new Honda Civic Type R 2017 takes the lighter, more rigid body shell of the new Honda Civic hatchback and adds further use of adhesive in key areas. Compared to the previous Type R, torsional rigidity is further improved by 38 per cent.
The front Macpherson strut suspension of the standard hatchback is revised with new geometry to minimise torque steer and maximise sporty handling. At the rear, the new independent multi-link system of the standard car is improved with the use of unique high rigidity suspension arms.
An enhanced selection of driving modes give the car greater usability compared to the previous Honda Civic Type R. A new "Comfort" setting sits alongside agile "Sport" and track-focused "+R" modes. Each selection tailors the adaptive dampers, gear shift feeling, steering force and throttle response of the car on demand.
Refined aerodynamics for high-speed stability
The all-new Honda CivicType R 2017 has a more comprehensive aerodynamic package than the previous model, including a smoother underbody, front air curtain, a lightweight rear wing and vortex generators at the trailing edge of the roof line. The muscular, aggressive body has a best-in-class balance between lift and drag, contributing to greater high speed stability.
Produced in Europe, exported to major markets worldwide
Production of the new Honda Civic Type R is anticipated to start in 2017 summer at HUM (Honda of the UK Manufacturing) in Swindon – the global manufacturing hub for the 10th generation Civic hatchback.
The Type R will be exported across Europe and to other markets around the world, including Japan and the US. Its arrival in North America will mark the first time that any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold there.