2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes its Debut
The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R recently made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. This long-awaited model is expected to go on sale in the U.S. later this Spring. It will be the first ever Type-R badged Honda to be sold on American soil and it will make its U.S. Debut at the New York Auto Show on April 12, 2017.
This new, race inspired Civic carries over the hatchback body design of the Honda Civic 5-door model. It will feature a U.S.-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine. It is expected to deliver 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The powerful engine will be mated with a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability for smoother gear shifts and better power delivery.
Drivers of the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R will have a choice of three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R. These driver selectable modes adjust steering and throttle response, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). transmission rev-matching and an Adaptive Damper System. The new Damper system provides a range of variability for ride comfort and dynamic handling response.
This new model has a more rigid body structure than the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback. It has an enhanced steering response and cornering stability with reduced body vibration and cabin noise. Interior features include heavily bolstered sports seats, aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift boot. The grille, seats and console are all emblazoned with the sport Type R logo, so absolutely no one will mistake this sporty new Honda for a previous generation Civic.
“The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America, the Type R caps off the incredible success story of our 10th generation Civic lineup,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”
Our Honda Dealership near Atlanta, GA is anticipating for the arrival of this exciting new Civic. If you would like to learn more about the all new 2017 Honda Civic Type R please contact us.