Honda has finally unveiled the 2017 Civic Type R, which is going to arrive in the U.S. later this spring! The much anticipated halo model for the Civic lineup is debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
Based on the Civic hatchback, the Civic Type R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The four-cylinder is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission that will send the power to the front wheels.
Other upgrades include unique spring, damper and bushing settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles, a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three-chamber dampers, a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio and a helical limited-slip front differential.
The Civic Type R rides on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels and stopping power comes from Brembo 4-pot aluminum calipers with 13.8-inch cross-drilled rotors at the front and 12-inch rotors at the rear.
The 2017 Civic Type R features three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R. The three modes adjust steering and throttle response, transmission rev-matching, Vehicle Stability Assist and the Adaptive Damper System.
Pricing for the new Civic Type R will start in the mid-$30k range and it will only be offered in one trim – Touring. It comes standard with a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with embedded Honda Navigation system has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a 540-watt, 12-speaker audio system with SiriusXM 2.0, HD Radio and Pandora compatibility. Other interior Type R features include heavily bolstered sports seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift boot, aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, red Type R driver’s meter and serialized Type R plate on the center console.