2015 Honda Civic Type R
Honda is preparing all-new 2015 Type R for European and Japanese market and according to the company, it will be the first Civic model which will use new Honda’s VTEC turbo engine. Beside this new model will get new design and many other improvements.
2015 Honda Civic Type R redesign
New 2015 Honda Civic Type R will get some design improvements. We suppose that there is no need to say that Honda paid an extra attention to aerodynamics and sports look. Although it will look basically very like the previous model, it will get some new details which will give more aggressive look to 2015 Honda Civic Type R. New model will get new LED headlights, a black panel below the front grille, a large splitter stretching around to the front tyres, new rear spoiler designed to increase downforce, new wing mirror caps and side skirts and also new, bigger wheels. New 2015 Civic Type R will also get some new taillights and massive rear wings and new exhaust pipes.
2015 Honda Civic Type R engine
According to company, 2015 Honda Civic Type R will be great both in performances and fuel economy. New 2015 Type R will be equipped with two engines. One is 1.6 naturally aspirated petrol engine, while the other one is 2.0 VTEC Turbocharged engine, similar to engines that could be found in competitors such as Audi S3, Golf GTI, Golf R, Seat Leon Cupra, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, Ford Focus ST, Vauxhall Astra VXR, and Renault Megane RS.
This VTEC engine will be the first one that will be offered for European market models. This 4-cylinder turbocharged engine outputs over 280 horses and over 300 lb-ft. According to company, it will be also very economic. It will go from 0-100 km/h between 5.8 and 6.0 seconds. The power of this new engine will be delivered to front wheels through 6-speed manual transmission. It is still unclear will 2015 Honda Civic Type R be offered with automatic transmission.
2015 Honda Civic Type R release date and price
There is no information about launching date of 2015 Honda Civic Type R, but new model will probably debut before 2014 auto show season is finished. Price will be in a very wide range, but it is expected new Type R to start somewhere around 18000-19000 dollars.
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