Don’t come as a shock on price, the all-new Honda Civic Type R 2018 hits the market with an affordable price for most car lovers of $34,775. But it seems that the Japanese manufacturer still seeks to meet the demand of a wider range of customers. Accordingly, rumors suggest that Honda could be making an even cheaper version which could be debuted in the near feature. This has been proven by some documents.
Honda could be making a cheaper version which could be debuted in the near feature
According to the latest car news from the Truth About Cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) leaked some documents saying that a cheaper Honda Civic Type R 2018 could be going into production. The documents also reveal a new top-of-the-range touring car, indicated by the model code FK8G7, combined with the 306-horsepower (228-kilowatt) engine which is the same as the Type R’s.
A cheaper Honda Civic Type R 2018 could be going into production
It is also disclosed that two versions of the Honda Civic Type R including a standard model and a better equipped Civic Type R touring will come on the market by 2018. This coincides with information of reports from April that a second and fuller version of the Type R will be made.
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The new standard Type R could start at a lower price of $30,900 or $31,775 after charge
Currently, there is only one option for the Civic Type R which is fully equipped with outstanding features such as Apple CarPlay compatibility, Android Auto, a 7-inch driver information interface and a 7-inch touchscreen. The aforementioned documents say that since the standard Type R will limit some of these options, it could start at a lower price of $30,900 or $31,775 (fees included), which is a $3,000 discount from the current model.
The hot hatch Civic runs with the aforementioned 306-hp (228-kW) turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and works in conjunction with 6-speed manual transmission with the power transferred particularly for the front wheel.
Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2024
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.