2018 Honda Civic Type R And Why It’s Worth Waiting For

By James Yu , Jan 10, 2017 09:19 AM EST
Honda Civic Type R 2018 is certainly worth the wait. (Photo : Inside Lane/YouTube)

The Honda Civic Type R is not exactly the most popular car on the block in the U.S market as it has never even been to the land of the free before. However, it does not change the fact that it is one of the coolest cars on a global scale. And if you are looking for a car that says excitement without burning a hole through your pocket, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is certainly worth waiting for.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: The Power Specs

The Honda Civic Type R has certainly made quite a reputation for itself. As a matter of fact, whenever someone says Honda Civic Type R, one of the first things that pop into people's head is "performance car" and that would be perfectly right. The Honda Civic Type R is indeed a performance variation of the Civic. The question now is, exactly how powerful will the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be? Digital Trends reported that the current engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder capable of producing 305 horsepower. If you think that is already powerful, add another 15 horses for a total of 320 and enjoy an even more powerful one.

Rumor had it that a continuously variable transmission (CVT) will be offered as an optional engine however, Honda quickly confirmed that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will only be offered with a six-speed manual transmission that will deliver the power through a front wheel drive (FWD) setting.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: Saving The Whole Package For The Big Day

One of the most interesting things about the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is how the automaker still hasn't revealed what the interior looks like as stated by Motor1. It almost seems like the whole package is being saved for a very special day. Of course, we already know how awesome the 2018 Honda Civic prototype looks like from when it made an appearance in the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Is Honda purposely doing it to tickle our imaginations? Maybe but it's certainly making things a little more interesting as we anticipate what's behind the curtain.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: The Expected Arrival

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is set to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show that will be taking place in a couple of months. Its arrival in the shores of America has already been confirmed by the automaker. With that being said, the Honda Civic is expected to arrive sometime before this year ends as a 2018 model. For some of us, the days will quickly pass but others may not be able to hold out for very long. One thing is certain though, jumping the gun and getting something else before laying your eyes on and getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Honda Civic will surely lead to regrets.

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