The first spy photos of the upcoming 2023 Honda Civic Type R are available, and the new model looks very aggressive. According to Honda, the forthcoming model will gain many improvements over the current one. First, expect more better design language and a much more stylish cabin. The interior of the latest Civic Type R is a step up in technology and refinement.
The manufacturer added a new digital screen, and also as standard wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, it isn’t clear what mechanical mods are planned for the Type R. Interestingly, many believe that Honda will use the current model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine.
2023 Honda Civic Type R Redesign
One of the most awaited cars is definitively the 2023 Honda Civic Type R. This model is available in two forms: sedan and hatchback. According to reports, the new model will come with an improved body and much more stiffness chassis. The spy shots are available, and the Type R looks more aggressive with the same fastback profile.
This model dominates in the segment thanks to the attractive front fascia with black accents and Type R logo, which many envy. The spied prototype comes with a rear wing, giving the car a more mature look. On the other hand, the manufacturer’s single exhaust tip seen on this prototype is only a temporary unit. We expect the final product to be likely replaced by a three-pipe design. Si model is in the works as well, and we also expect sporty styling.
On the inside, the interior of the latest 2023 Honda Civic Type R should be more sporty than before. Unlike the previous generation, we can expect the new one to come with more technology and refinement. Generally speaking, the Type R will probably share many cues with the regular Civic variant.
We should expect this model to come with the same infotainment, Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, and also standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides, it should also offer red and black heavily boasted seats, providing excellent support on hard cornering.
2023 Honda Civic Type R Engine Specs
Under the hood, we believe the 2023 Honda Civic Type R will remain unchanged. It isn’t clear yet what mechanical mods are planned for the Type R, but we think that the outgoing model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 will remain for sure.
This engine is potent, and the Type R produces 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a butter-smooth 6-speed manual and front-wheel drive as standard. Moreover, we wouldn’t be surprised if Honda adds some electrification to stay competitive in the market.
Release Date, Price
Honda has recently stated that the new 2023 Type R will go on sale in late 2022. So, we believe that a reveal could happen this year. As mentioned above, besides this high-performance variant, the manufacturer will also introduce a new Si. Unfortunately, it will only be available in sedan form.
The Honda Type R from the latest news will be built in the U.S., unlike the outgoing model. Moreover, expect it to start at just below $40,000 when it goes on sale.