All-new Honda Civic Type R spotted in Japan

Updated Jun 27, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is taking a few spins before its global premiere this month.

The global reveal of the all-new Honda Civic Type R is just around the corner. So much so that Honda decided to take the next-gen model for a spin on public roads in Japan.

FK7 Honda captured the moment and posted the video on its Twitter account. It shows two units of the all-new Civic Type R wrapped primarily in red camouflage. The account shared its excitement with its followers, saying that it can’t wait to post a test drive of the upcoming hot hatch.

Not a lot of new design details can be seen in the 30-second video. It still features the same front-end silhouette as the 11th-gen Civic sedan, while the rear end looks similar to the one in the Civic Hatchback. Moreover, the triple exhaust setup and rear wing add sportiness to the finish.

Reports suggest that the all-new Civic Type R is using the same 2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC engine with few engine tweaks to improve performance. The engine is said to produce 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Upgrades such as reducing the weight and increasing the rigidity have been integrated.

Honda Civic Type R spotted in Japan

Enjoying its finals moments in a camouflage [Photo: FK7 Honda on Twitter]

The upgrades are enough for the Japanese hatch to set a new lap record at the Suzuki Circuit, making it the track’s fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle. It bested the lap record of the outgoing Civic Type R in its Limited Edition form. This should be something that fans can look forward to in the new model.

Another exciting feat of the hot hatch is that it will be available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Since its introduction in 1997, the model is only offered in a manual transmission. Honda said that the decision to introduce a two-pedal driving experience was taken into account to expand the model’s reach.

The all-new Honda Civic Type R is expected to make its premiere this month, with no exact date specified.

Catch more updates on the all-new Civic Type R at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2023

Honda Civic Type R

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance, compact, five-seater, front-wheel-drive liftback. In the Philippine market, it carries a standard retail price of Php 3,880,000.  

Under the hood of the Civic Type R is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline turbocharged engine that can make up to 316 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a six-speed manual gearbox with rev-matching. 

Size-wise, the latest version of the Civic Type R is 4,593mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,407mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,735mm, and a ground clearance of 123mm. 

Locally, the Honda Civic Type R competes against the Subaru WRX, Dodge Charger, Lexus ES, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz CLA, among others.  

₱ 3,880,000

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