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Honda Latest News And Update: Civic Type R Hatchback Is Not Coming With CVT After All

By James Yu , Jan 06, 2017 10:08 AM EST

Yesterday, news about the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 coming with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) has circulated throughout the internet. While some welcomed the news, many enthusiasts were shocked and reacted negatively. Apparently, enthusiasts no longer have to worry as the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 is not coming with a CVT gearbox after all.

Honda Civic Type R 2018: CVT False Alarm

It appears that the arrival of a CVT gearbox for the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 is a false alarm. It was mentioned that Neil McDonald, public relations manager of Honda Australia confirmed that the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 is arriving with a six-speed manual transmission and there will not be any option for a CVT gearbox. "A CVT will not be coming. I don't know how they got that idea. Someone has crossed their wires and put two and two together to equal five," said McDonald.

Honda Civic Type R 2018: Source Of CVT News

Apparently, the source of the news regarding the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 coming with a CVT gearbox came from "Car", a British magazine that issued the news in November last year. The British magazine featured the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 along with an interview with Misuru Kariya, one of Honda's chief engineers for the Civic Type R Hatchback 2018.

From the interview, it seems that the British car magazine jumped to a conclusion that a CVT gearbox is coming with the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018 as Kariya mentioned something about an announced automated option of a CVT after stating that there is no indication of a dual clutch gearbox. However, Kariya did not say that a CVT will come with the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback 2018. Given how many people were misled by this assumption, it was fortunate that Honda shed some light to the news.

Will There Ever Be A CVT For Civic Type R?

Whether future Honda Civic Type R will ever be equipped with a CVT is unknown at this point. The automaker does have the gearbox and it is just a matter of putting it in. Of course, the automaker will have to make its decision based on what it thinks is best for business. For now, enthusiasts can take comfort in the fact that the Honda Civic Type R Hatchback will have a manual transmission.

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