The prototype of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R was spotted testing on the American roads. This is the Honda Civic new version to be landing on the U.S. soil and would go on sale in 2016. The body style of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is more or less similar to that of the European model.
The hatchback design looks to have flared fenders. This means that the car would be having larger and wider wheel bases and tires. The most evident feature on the testing model of the 2017 Honda civic Type R sedan was the red painted Brembo brakes. Also, there is a trio of exhaust pipes that are seen to peep out of the car’s tail. The rear wing that is popular on the Europe spec model is missing on the American prototype that is used for testing the American roads.
The third exhaust pipe that is seen on the American prototype must be just a test component. The front end looks of the fully covered 2017 Honda Civic Type R prototype suggests that the car will be making use of the 2.0 liter direction injection, four cylinder engine under its hood. This engine will be able to direct about 306 horsepower coupled with a six speed manual transmission engine. The car will be a front wheel driven one. A limited slip differential will aid in quelling the wheel spin and to boost the torque.
The actual model next generation Honda Civic Type R will be showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in the second week of September. The Civic would be based on a new platform and will offer an all new interior space and design. The Honda Civic would be more spacious than its previous model. The interiors will come with a new updated instrument cluster and also a different dashboard design.
The headlights will be a new one and looks more or less similar to the Honda Civic coupe concept car shown at the New York Motor Show. The headlights will be having the LED lights. This car is now under development for Japan, The UK as well as the U.S. There is also news that a hybrid version of the Honda Civic will make its appearance in the next generation Civic. Honda says that the hybrid version of the Honda Civic will be a class leading powertrain.
The 2017 Honda Civic car is being built at the Swindon plant for all the car markets in the world, including the United States. There is a lot of interest on this Honda Civic car among American car enthusiasts.