Honda is likely to unveil an all-new Civic Type R sometime this year. As you probably know, the forthcoming 2022 Honda Civic Type R was recently caught testing on the public road and is wearing a heavy camo.
From the first images, we can see that the new model will differ in many things from the regular one. Besides more aggressively exterior styling, the new model will also use the hybrid system. From the information that we got, the upcoming Type R will use the same hybrid powertrain as the NSX supercar.
What We Can Expect From 2022 Honda Civic Type R?
It’s hard to believe it’s past over five years when the first generation of this popular model showed. However, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Type R will push the boundaries and standards to a high level.
The high-performance front-wheel-drive hatchbacks will be redesigned and it will bring plenty of novelties. As we mentioned, the upcoming model has been spied and is wrapped in heavy camouflage. However, we still hope that significant changes are happening under the skin this time, though. What we saw at first look is that the manufacturer used the new blacked 19-inch alloy wheels, unique to the Type R model. Besides, front still dominates with the pair of new LED headlights that are now sitting lower than on the regular one. Also, the giant signature wing complementing the visual look of this model.
The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Type R will present tempting design improvements inside. We get some information about the interior and we will be glad to share it.
The novelties this time will include better comfort and a new display sticking up away from the dash. That means Type R will finally get the more modern and better infotainment from Honda. The same system is in the latest Accord. Also, expect Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration to come as standard equipment. The next big thing is that we will see the trademark red seats with Type R badging.
2022 Honda Civic Type R Powertrain
The dominant model 2022 Honda Civic Type R will get some mechanical changes under the hood. Basically, the manufacture will offer the same 2.0-liter VTech turbocharged inline-4. However, according to the latest report, this engine will provide better output and it will be more efficient. Most likely, the output will cross 350 horses horsepower.
Furthermore, it’s also suggested that it will use the same hybrid powertrain as the NSX supercar. This engine consists of a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors. The output of this model should be better than on the base one. Moreover, most likely that this model will use a four-wheel-drive system, like many hybrids models in Honda lineup.
Release Date and Cost
The next-gen hot hatch Honda Civic Type R was caught testing for the first time this year. This model looks refreshed and we can assume plenty of changes to the final version.
The highlight of this model will be definitively the new hybrid system. Moreover, the sales of this model should start sometime in 2021. As for the price, it will cost slightly more this time, because of mechanical changes.