2017 Honda Civic Type R, price, specs, interior – Honda Civic compact cars are manufactured by Honda a Japanese automobile manufacturer. The original Honda Civic was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door car. This car was followed by a three door hatchback within three months. After that numerous generations of this car has been released as years rolled by. The eight generation Honda Civic was released in the year 2005. Statistics show that by the year 2006, 16.5 million Honda Civic cars were sold worldwide out of which 7.6 million cars were sold in US. The present car is the 10th generation Honda car which was originally released in the year 2015 at the New York Auto Show. Our spy photographers have snagged several photographs of the new Honda Civic 2017 operating in the Nurburgring and its surrounding areas.
2017 Honda Civic redesign
Even though there is not much difference in the overall shape of the new 2017 Honda Civic, there are definite changes in the detailing. The fascia in the front is completely modified and the Honda badge looks more upright. The side air inlets are missing under the headlights and vertical brake ducts. Lower fascia in the rear and the spoiler are revised. The rear doors are completely redesigned and the pull type handles have been replaced by C-pillar-mounted handles.
New Honda Civic 2017 interior
As the new Honda Civic 2017 is completely camouflaged, no news about the interior of the vehicle is readily available. There is nothing wrong in assuming that race seats in the vehicle will be figure-hugging, upper environment decorated with charcoal pillar covers and headlining with black/red Alcantara inlays. The steer wheel is expected to be flat bottomed. The cockpit will be sporty and funky with partly digital and partly analogue gauge cluster. Plenty of red accents are expected inside the black cabin. The incoming 2017 Civic remains to be a hatchback with foldable second row seats and a comfortable cargo area enough to be considered as a generational leap.
2017 Honda Civic specs and price
The present powertrain in Euro-spec Civic is a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged one with direct fuel injection and VTVC valvetrain system. With a maximum of 7,000 rpm, the engine kicks out 306 HP with 295 lb-ft of torque. Peak output is at 2,500 rpm and 6,500 rpm. If Honda decides to add more power, the HP may reach 315 and torque may reach 300 lb-ft and the top speed may reach 167 mph. The transmission is going to be manual only. Automatic transmission will not be available even in the US. Two engine choices are available in the incoming vehicle. One is the naturally aspirated 16-valve, 2.0 liter, found in the Civic Type-R and the other is 2.4 liter unit found in the Honda Accord. With a rated maximum of 6,700 rpm, 148 HP and 139 lb-ft of torque, this engine becomes the most powerful engine ever offered for Civic.
The 2017 Honda Civic LX in its entry level is expected to cost $18,640 and a CVT automatic is expected to cost $18,440. The EX which is available with CVT only is expected to cost $21,040.