The Honda Civic Type R 2018 is coming and it looks like it will have a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox as an option for those that are not into manual shifting. The Type R is considered a performance version of the Honda Civic and most enthusiasts would probably react negatively to the news. However, the automaker appears to have its reasons for bringing a CVT option to the Honda Civic Type R 2018.
The CVT In Honda Civic Type R 2018
According to report, the CVT gearbox for the Honda Civic Type R 2018 was confirmed by three Honda officials. In the same report, it was mentioned that the CVT gearbox will only be an available option and its purpose is to give the Honda Civic Type R 2018 a low-end acceleration boost. Accordingly, the standard gearbox will still be a six-speed manual transmission. Therefore, there is no need for fans and enthusiasts to worry about anything,
Honda Civic Type R 2018: Powertrain And Setting
Details regarding the exact powertrain of the Honda Civic Type R 2018 have not yet been revealed. However, it was mentioned that the Honda Civic Type R will likely be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that can crank out 300 to 320 horsepower. In addition, the Honda Civic Type R 2018 will have a limited-slip front axle differential with a front wheel drive (FWD) setting. Its center of gravity will also be lower than the standard Honda Civic Hatchback as reported.
Honda Civic Type R 2018 Debuts In Geneva
The abovementioned facts are the only information available for the Honda Civic Type R 2018 for now. People will simply have to wait and see what comes next when the Honda Civic Type R 2018 makes its debut. Reports state that the Honda Civic Type R 2018 is expected to make its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show that will be taking place on March 7, 2017.