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Rumors of a Honda Civic Type R CVT Squashed

Rumors of a Honda Civic Type R CVT Squashed

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The news was reported by CivicX, citing a report in the November issue of CAR magazine, which includes an interview with senior Honda staff Mirsuru Kariya, Daisuke Tsutamori and Katsushi Inoue. Kariya is better known as the head engineer for the Civic line, while Tsutamori assumes the role of head designer. Inoue is the head of Honda in Europe, so the report seems to have credible sources.

Rumors of a Honda Civic Type R CVT Squashed
Rumors of a Honda Civic Type R CVT Squashed

Official Next Honda Civic Type R will be manual-only

Honda has responded to recent rumors surrounding the next-generation Civic Type R’s transmission options. The range-topping Civic will exclusively be offered with a six-speed manual transmission, a company spokesperson told enthusiast forum Temple of VTEC. That means earlier reports claiming the model would be optionally available with a continuously variable transmission weren’t true, and a two-pedal model won’t join the Type R lineup.

Honda Confirms It’s Not Releasing CVT Civic Type

Honda will not release a CVT Civic Type. Rumors that the Honda Civic Type R will have a CVT version have been put to rest. The new model was based on the Civic Hatchback but improved big time. According to Road And Track and Car And Driver, it has flared fenders, carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber diffuser, carbon fiber front spoiler with red highlights, 20-inch wheels with gloss black alloy wheel wells with red accents and a rear wing.

Rumors of a Honda Civic Type R CVT Squashed

The Honda Civic Type R is the highest performance version of the Honda Civic made by Honda Motor Company of Japan. It features a lightened and stiffened body, specially tuned engine and upgraded brakes and chassis. Red is also used in the interior to give it a special sporting distinction and to separate it from other Honda models. The Honda Civic Type R was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and was originally made available with a six-speed manual transmission as Soichiro Honda intended it to be. However, rumours stated that the model will come in CVT transmission.

How the Civic Si Makes Sense Next to the Mighty Type-R

Honda split the development of the 10th-generation Civic into two separate streams. The coupe and sedan currently on sale were designed and engineered here in the U.S. Unlike the Si, the Type-R will only be available as a hatchback. That’s significant—the hatchback variant of the 10th-generation Civic is the only one that was designed and engineered in Japan, and Honda entrusted Type-R development to its home team as well. As with the ninth-generation super-Civic, the 10th-gen Type-R, and the base hatchback on which it’s built, England.

Honda Civic Type R Prototype: It’s Almost Here

Although we’d been hearing rumors for weeks that there would be a “surprise” unveil of the Honda Civic Type R at the Paris auto show, we tried to act shocked when it actually happened. The company hasn’t released any technical details, but this styling concept clearly shows how the production model will look when it’s unveiled next year. And, yes, this is indeed the first Honda-badged Type R that will be sold in the United States.

Honda Civic Type R Prototype is the once and future king in Paris

The heir to Japan’s hot-hatch throne is officially being shown as a Prototype here at the Paris Motor Show, and if history provides any guide, “prototype” tends to be Honda-speak for “production car with undersized side mirrors.” In other words, you’re looking at 99 percent of the Civic Type R, which the Japanese automaker has confirmed will finally make it to US dealers in this generation. For those keeping tabs, this will be the first time a Honda Type R model will be sold in our market.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Offers First Look at US-Bound Model

This fresh prototype debuted alongside the new Honda Civic Hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. This is likely very close to the version that will come to the United States next year as a 2018 model year vehicle. A six-speed manual and front-wheel drive are surely going to come standard with this car, while its brakes, steering, suspension, and tires will all be upgraded compared to the normal variant. This prototype sports bright red Brembos, which many are hoping will carry over to the production model.

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