The first images of the “charged” Honda Civic Type R of the next generation appeared

The first images of the “charged” Honda Civic Type R of the next generation appeared

July 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A render of the next generation high-performance Honda Civic Type R hatchback has appeared on the Internet. The novelty can get an engine with a capacity of about 400 hp, and it will go on sale as a car of the 2022 model year.

Despite the fact that the segment of very powerful compact hatchbacks is currently not very popular, Honda continues to present its version of the high-performance Civic Type R. The latest version of this model, called the CTR Limited Edition, is positioned by the automaker as the fastest production front wheel drive car on the Suzuka race track. According to representatives of the brand, the next generation of the model can become even more powerful, and as a result, faster.

The above rendering of the new generation Civic Type R is based on the latest spy shots of the Japanese hatchback.

The most noticeable changes occur at the front, where the nose has a rougher, more boxy appearance. The headlights are also taking on a more rectangular shape – they are now “sharper”. There is still a large wing in the rear, but the struts seem to fit more neatly into the updated rear.

The biggest changes have to happen under the hood of the novelty. Rumors have it that the new Civic Type R could get a hybrid powertrain with an electric motor that powers each rear wheel. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will power the front axle. In total, this unit can be rated at around 400 horsepower, whereas the current version of the model has 306 horsepower.

The next generation of the high-performance Civic Type R is likely to go on sale as a 2022 model year.

Not so long ago,AutoTimesNews wrote about watching the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition set a speed record. The press service of the Japanese automaker has released a video showing the high-speed race of the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. The car managed to set a speed record.