Honda has been pretty quiet about what it’s cooking up for the next-generation Honda Civic Type R, but a new report might give us some early clues. If this report is accurate, the next Civic Type R is going to take the hot hatch to new heights thanks to some tech borrowed from the Acura NSX.
According to Japan’s Best Car, the next generation Civic Type R is slated to arrive for the 2022 model year. The current turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will return, but some changes at the rear will give the new Type R 395 horsepower, up from the current 306 hp. The site is reporting that the new Civic Type R will get two electric motors, one for each rear wheel, which will give it all-wheel drive.
The set up will be similar to the Acura NSX’s SH-AWD system, but the electric motors will power the rear axle instead of the front.
We’ll have to wait and see if this report is true, but we won’t have to wait too long, since the new Type R is scheduled to arrive one year after the standard Civic. This means we should see it sometime in 2021.