We’ve been wondering what Honda had planned for the 2020 Civic Type R and now Honda has released all the details. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R not only gets a small facelift, but also several performance upgrades.
The most significant styling change is a new grille with a larger opening to provide more air for the engine. The 2020 Civic Type R is also available in a new color, Boost Blue.
To make it even more fun to drive, the 2020 Civic Type R gets new two-piece brake rotors and new brake pads that will reduce fade and improve high-speed braking efficiency. The suspension has also been upgraded with updated dampers for better ride comfort, stiffer rear bushings for better grip, and the front suspension has been tweaked to reduce friction and improve steering feel.
Inside there’s a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a new shifter with a restyled knob and shorter shift throws. The 2020 Civic Type R is also a bit safer, since it now comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. It also gets a new Active Sound Control system, which modifies interior to match which drive mode you’re in.
Under the hood, there aren’t any changes, since the the 2020 Civic Type R is still powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 306-horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque that’s mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.
Honda hasn’t announced the pricing for the 2020 Civic Type R, but it will arrive later this winter.