Honda wanted to make the move away from the Honda Civic boyish charm to ensure that the vehicle would appeal to a wider audience. They did this by toning down some of the prominent styling, which was said to be overwhelming for some potential consumers.
The rear spoiler on the Honda Civic Type R has been one of the most prominent features and this will remain. The 2018 vehicle was seen with it and three exhausts in testing.
The Honda Civic Type R has the 2 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine and it should provide the vehicle with 320 horses. There are some people who have suggested that it might even boost the vehicle to 340 horses.
While many people will not have issues with the changes to the Honda Civic Type R design, what they might object to is no all-wheel drive. Just like the Subaru WRX STi, the Type R will not offer up what consumers want.
The biggest issue with the Subaru WRX STi is that the vehicle is nothing more than another performance sedan. People want to see a five door variation come out that has the base of the Impreza.
Subaru said the reason why they are not offering up a hot hatchback is due to the Honda Civic Type R, the Golf R and the Ford Focus RS. So it does look like Subaru doesn’t know the difference between it and its competition as they would in fact be all hatchbacks.
So is Honda going to do the same and refrain from offering up the Honda Civic Type R with all-wheel drive?