Honda wanted to get away from the boyish charm of the Honda Civic so they have widened the appeal by toning back some of the 2017 Honda Civic Type Rs most prominent aspects when it comes to styling. Some of the styling has been said to be overwhelming for some people.
However the rear spoiler, which has always been substantial, is remaining. We have also seen with the test version that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is going to offer up the three exhausts.
It comes with the 2 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine and it is thought that this should give the Honda Civic Type R an increase of horses to 320. Some people have said that it could be boosted to as many as 340 horses.
People are not going to have an issue with many of the changes to the design of the Honda Civic Type R, however they may with the lack of the all-wheel drive variation. Just as with the Subaru WRX STi, the Civic Type R isn’t going to offer what people have been asking for.
The issue that fans of the WRX STi have is that it’s nothing more than a performance sedan. Fans want the five door variation to come back of the Impreza offshoot.
However Subaru does seem to have good reason for not offering the hot hatchback and this is said to be down to the Honda Civic Type R, Ford Focus RS and the Golf R. It is looking as though Subaru isn’t able to tell the difference between it and the competition as they would all be hatches.
But does this mean that Honda should follow suit and continue not offering the Honda Civic Type R in AWD?