A little news on the current prototype testing in Germany.

After the new 2016 Civic Saloon was presented in the US, Honda has recently “officially” announced that the European version of the new Civic will started with its sales during 2017.

Meanwhile, at the Nürburgring, the new Civic Type R has already been spied, and although the current model started its sale this year. The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R will experience revised exterior design, interior upgrades, reduced weight and a long list of other safety and security features. Its biggest competitors will be Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R features design elements already seen on the current Type R, and also there could be seen the big red Brembo brakes from behind the wheels. Externally, a smaller 3rd tailpipe seen on this prototype may have been merely a test element of the car, however as other prototypes have worn the 3 pipes, there is the possibility this will make production. 

The front grille appears similar to that of the new 2016 Civic, however the front frame is all-new, sporting a splitter and also larger intake vents. The rear gets the all new 2016 Civic’s C-shaped LED taillights, yet despite a similar four-door profile, this prototype showcases cutlines for a hatch as well as trimmed rear overhangs. This means we’re considering this to be the present five-door Type R hatchback, which is offered currently in Europe as well as other markets outside the United States.

We still do not have any information about interior design or any official pictures but expect the 2017 Honda Civic Type R to be largely similar to the current model. Interior design we expect to resemble the new 2016 model with updated features such as new dial arrangements and controls. Likewise anticipate lots of red accents contrasting an or else black log cabin. Heavily boosted sport seats are likewise expected.

Expect the car to retain the the current powertrain in the current version, which as we know is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that consists of direct gasoline injection, Honda’s renowned VTEC valvetrain system, as well as a single-scroll turbocharger. With a 7,000-rpm redline, the high-strung engine emits 306 BHP and 295 lbs/ft of torque. Peak output comes with 6,500 and 2,500 rpm respectively.

If, as we also expect, Honda does add even more power, then these will help to assist the Type R in hitting 60mph in a tad over 5 seconds. Top speed might see a small incremental enhancement over the present generation’s 167mph limit. Putting power to the ground will likely be the same six-speed manual transmission. Do not expect Honda to supply an auto, even for the U.S. market.