The 2023 Honda Civic Type R was unveiled this week by Honda of America, completing the 11th generation Civic lineup. It is already known that the sports hatch will be equipped with a 2.0 turbo propellant, but the technical specifications are yet to be announced. According to the Japanese automaker’s executives, the new Type R will be “the most powerful and most dynamic of them all,” claiming that it will surpass the previous generation’s 320hp.
The new version of the Honda Civic Type R will have a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, the system allows you to maintain high speed while changing gears without losing performance. Honda also claims that it will be the fastest and most rewarding model to drive in the model’s entire history.
The R-type has always been speculated in the country, but ended up arriving here Version Yes. The new hatch will be imported to Brazil from 2023 onwards.
The Civic Type R has a bold design
The look of the Honda Civic Type R features bold lines and a functional rear spoiler. All the engineering of the car was developed to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The front of the hatch is marked by LED headlights, a large lower beehive grille and a long hood. The new generation Honda brought a minimalistic design that can be seen in the bumpers and rear doors. Also, the fenders have been widened so that the vehicle runs on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires measuring 265/30 ZR19.
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R will be available in five colors – White, Red, Blue, Black and Grey. More specifications will be released by the automaker in September, when the vehicle will be officially launched in the US.
The sporty version of the Civic is characterized by red color on the interior, which dyes the stitching, carpet, floor mats, seat belts and seats. passengers during high-speed corners). The red color is traditional to the Type R range, as is the red-detailed aluminum manual gearshift knob. Added to this package, the pedals and gear lever both feature metallic tones and the functional steering wheel features a red Honda logo.
The interior of the 2023 Civic Type R was simple, sports car-like. However, the new model departs a little from the norm and features dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a wireless charger and a multimedia center. The digital dashboard also has indicators for sporty driving like G-Force and a stopwatch.
The Type R’s arrival in Brazil will mark a new chapter in the old rivalry between the Civic and Corolla. That’s because Toyota also confirmed the arrival of the Corolla GR (short for its sports division, Kazoo Racing). The first interesting thing is that both bodies are hatchbacks, which is unprecedented for a Corolla in Brazil. And speaking of design, the sports gear makes the cars almost unrecognizable.
Toyota’s performance also hits the upside. The Corolla RS comes with a 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo engine with direct fuel injection that produces 304hp of power and 37.7kgfm of torque.
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