No matter it came as an all-new model in 2017, the famous Japanese automaker works on an updated model already. Moreover, a partly camouflaged prototype of the 2019 Honda Civic Type R has been spied testing a few days ago somewhere in Europe. The car appears to feature just a few exterior updated in the ends, while we also suspect that the carmaker prepares a couple new details inside of the car, as well as some options which will hopefully satisfy more customers.
There’s reportedly a bunch of people that will like to drive the amazing car, but with a smaller wing. The option will definitely happen in the future because we’ve seen the testing prototype with an essentially smaller wing which is almost like a spoiler. That’s not going to be everything. No, because the automaker has in mind to add a more powerful and likely all-wheel-drive version, as well as a softer model that’s going to be designed for ground touring. Plus, the small-wing prototype “smells” like a cheaper Civic Type R.
Regarding the prototype, well, the facelifted 2019 Civic Type R is likely getting a pair of revised headlights and a totally redesigned grille. There are some extra air vents as well, while the rear end hosts a new bumper. The stance of the cat appears to be slightly more aggressive than before, too.
Today’s Honda Civic Type R is mated to a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine only. The option delivers 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which supply front-wheel-drive system via a six-speed manual transmission. Like we said earlier, Honda will definitely build a more powerful version, which is going to use an AWD configuration and most likely a more powerful powertrain. Unfortunately, we still have no idea which one powertrain will be available under the hood of the more powerful Civic Type R.
According to the recent reports, the updated 2019 Honda Civic Type R is going to be introduced later this year.