2020 Honda Civic Type R debuted at the Tokyo Auto Salon
KUALA LUMPUR: Honda introduced the 2020 Civic Type R at the Tokyo Auto Salon with plenty of improvements in terms of safety, assistive tech, aerodynamic performance, and design. Let’s take a look at each aspect in our story that collectively contribute to Type R’s winning formula for this new model year.
On the outside, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a larger front grille for better engine cooling and an exclusive Boost Blue paint. The overall structure looks sleeker than before. On the suspension front, the new model gets updated dampers, stiffer rear bushings and some tweaks at the front suspension. This will contribute to providing better ride comfort, better grip and improved steering performance. Additionally, there are new brake pads and two-piece brake rotors for improved high-speed braking and reduced fade.
Inside, the car gets new Alcantara-wrapped steering and redesigned knob for the shifter. Also, you’d experience shorter shift throws as before. In the US, the new 2020 Civic Type R will come with Honda Sensing safety suite as standard across the range. There will be more driver-assistive technologies for added confidence and freedom.
Powering the new 2020 Civic Type R is the same 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder VTEC engine that churns out a max power of 310 PS and a peak torque of 400 Nm. The power is transferred to the front wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox with limited-slip differential.
As before, the 2020 Civic Type R comes with three driving modes, Comfort, Sport and +R. Depending on the settings of steering, throttle response, suspension firmness, the driver can switch between the modes while on the go. Further, Active Sound Control is also new for 2020 Civic model that modifies cabin sound based on the selected drive mode.
The 2020 Civic Type R will be rolled out in the US later this year. Expect more information about the model coming at later stages.
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