2016 Honda Civic Type R

Situation in sport segment is getting more interesting. If you read about any other car from this class, you probably found one name whenever competition is mentioned. Yes, it is certain that during next year we will have a chance to see premiere of the one of the most wanted sport vehicle, the 2016 Honda Civic Type R. Base models of Civic are also planned to be refreshed, but Type R is performance boosted, top of the line model. As you probably guess, it is the most expensive unit from 2016 Civic lineup.

2016 Honda Civic Type R front view

2016 Honda Civic Type R engine

With too much time for waiting, many analysis could be read or heard about new 2016 Honda Civic Type R. Since this will be performance car, engine is main worry for all enthusiasts. From what we found, plan for engineers was to make powertrain which could get 2016 Honda Civic Type R closer to 280 hp mark. Looks like it will be 2.0-l four-cylinder turbo unit. Output of 276 hp is the closest record for this vehicle. Other models of 2016 Civic will also have their engines, but this 2.0-l powertrain is built especially for this car. We also expect suspension modifications, with improved aerodynamic and new tires.

2016 Honda Civic Type R side view

2016 Honda Civic Type R US Arrival

It is more and more likely that North American market won’t get this model. This is Euro type of the car and even some spokesmen from Honda confirmed this rumor. Main markets for 2016 Honda Civic Type R will be Europe and Japan, while US and Canada are not in plans for this model. I is somehow strange decision, since two Honda’s models record great market sales. Other models of Civic and Accord are leaders in their segment, so it is paradox that 2016 Civic Type R won-t be available for Americans. On the other side of Atlantic, sales rates are dropping and there is tough competition from German carmakers, and now even from Kia and Hyundai. However, US sport car lovers will be left  to wait for another year to get their example of what we will see as 2016 Honda Civic Type R.

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