- Photo credits Honda

After restyling the standard Civic, Honda is now looking at the sporty Type R version. For the 2020 MY, the Japanese compact car gets a larger grille and a new exterior paint job called Boost Blue. The interior features a new gearshift lever as well as a new feature that makes it possible to emit a fake engine sound.

On the technical side, the front suspension has been modified to improve steering feel. The dampers are also a little softer for greater comfort. Under the hood, the 2.0L four-cylinder engine is unchanged. It still develops 320 bhp and 400 Nm of torque.

This power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. As on the Civic before restyling, the driver can choose between three driving modes to optimize the vehicle's handling according to the circumstances. These modes are called Comfort, Sport and +R and affect the suspension as well as throttle and steering response.

It's not yet known if Honda will take advantage of this restyling to create an even more radical version of the Civic Type R. If released, this Civic Type R would be even lighter and more powerful. The Civic Type R could take over the Nürburgring lap record currently held by the Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R in the front wheel drive category.

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