Honda Civic Type R will remain one of a kindFebruary 19, 2020
At the moment, only the Civic model can boast a more powerful version of Type R and as the chief engineer of the Honda Civic Type R version of 2020 said, this situation will not change in the coming years.
The first version of the Honda Civic in the high-performance Type R was very successful for the Japanese company. Consumer demand for the most powerful version of the model from Honda remains after years, and cars are still selling very well. Despite this, Honda says it has no plans to offer a Type R version for other models of the brand.
Hideki Kakinoma, chief engineer of the 2020 Civic Type R project, told reporters about this. During a recent interview at an event in Milan, Italy, he shared his thoughts that Honda has no plans to create Type R performances for models other than “Civic”.
“The letter R in the Type R name has always meant racing, so switching this name to another model like an SUV or crossover does not make sense,” says Mr. Kakinoma-san.
“Civic is currently the only car in the Honda lineup that meets our requirements for what a true Type R should be like.”
What about sports cars of a subsidiary of Acura (owned by Honda), namely the TLX and NSX models that have a racing history (NSX is still racing). Despite this, Kakinoma says Honda is unlikely to “share” the Type R branded version with Acura for other models of the brand or models of a subsidiary of Honda.
“When it comes to the Acura brand, Type S is used to define the flagship of performance, not Type R,” – said an Japanese automaker engineer.
Based on this comment, we can safely conclude that any performance-oriented version of the future Acura model will receive a prefix to the name Type S.
Not so long ago, we wrote that China began selling the updated crossover Honda XR-V. At the Chinese car market, the novelty is available for purchase in seven versions at once.
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