There are many surprises with after last year testing drive that 2020 Honda Civic Type R has made in July. Firstly, we know that the last year model was released less than a year before, leaving a very short time for adapting and accepting of the model before the new version has come out. On the other hand, the basic model Civic was not refreshed yet, and we are still looking at the first version of it that is released in 2015. So, what is happening in Honda that they offer a new model of Type R so soon? We are sure that market demands, price and surely strong competition have dictated the pace that they release new models.
- The model is redesigned and fully improved.
- There is a stronger and more efficient engine.
- The design is actually not much modernized.
- The price will be higher.
According to the test driving that was held in Nurnberg, 2020 Honda Civic Type R should be almost unchanged for the next year, at least in the overall look. There are few interesting and attractive details visible troughs the thick camo, but those are not that important for this model. So, if you liked that sporty shape, wide and highly positioned spoiler on the trunk door and egg-like rounded rear end, you will like the new Civic as before. It seems that the manufacturer does not want to go far away from Subaru WRX STI making it as a main sporty competitor. However, according to the photos from test driving, there should be a new front bumper with redesigned grille, along with the new lights, since that part of the car was covered on test driving.
Although changed there are no reasons to expect that 2020 Honda Civic Type R will look like much different inside though. The old 7-inch touchscreen at impressive center cluster should be retained, while the Apple Car/Android connection will surely not be replaced in the new model. The design of the cabin has not been photographed anywhere yet, leaving our imagination to predict possible novelties that manufacturer could bring there. Whatever they are, we are sure that small but functional comfortable cabin with enough space in front and the second row will still be the only option for future buyers. The manufacturer could only offer more than one combination of design in accordance with the trim version.
There are high expectations about the engine in 2020 Honda Civic Type R, obviously because new models are looked for bringing novelties in every possible way. When it comes to the Civic, there are no many surprises. This new model should have a new engine as well, this time 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with amazingly strong 306 horsepower of strength. Not only that it brings some kind of unusual strength in sporty cars class, but it still has very attractive increasing time – 5.7 seconds that are needed for the speed of 60 mph. On the other hand, the last year model’s 1.6-liter petrol engine goes down in history. Even though its 176 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, it could be able to compete only with models like Ford Focus with it. This time the manufacturer expects much more.
2020 Honda Civic Type R Release Date and Price
It is very hard to believe, but the manufacturer has already prepared 2020 Honda Civic Type R for the auto saloons. As we have heard, it is almost here, on the market so be prepared for the next selling season. When it comes to the price, there are not that promising, at least not for those who learned from the previous models’ prices. According to the rumors and very serious announcements, the new Civic will cost slightly more than older models. It means that standard version should cost around $32,000, while higher trims that include very rich equipment jump to the $40,000. However, you should believe to us when we say that it will surely worth it