2022 Honda Civic Type-R – How Does It Compare to the Coupe?

2022 Honda Civic Type-R – A new 2022 Honda Civic Type-R is on the way, and after seeing photos of a highly camouflaged production model recently published by a leading auto magazine, it’s clear that this is the car we have all been waiting for. Expect to see this on British streets before the end of the year – and for us travellers to be able to take a test drive in the meantime. The Civic Type-R will be launched in the US first, before being followed by the Volkswagen Golf and the Hyundai i30 N.

2022 Honda Civic Type-R

What You Have to Get From 2022 Honda Civic Type-R

As we’ve found out with Honda hatchbacks over the years, it doesn’t take long before another hatchback from Honda lands on our shores. Expect this one to make its debut on British roads before the end of the year, before being followed by the next generation 2022 Honda Civic Type-R.

We don’t know much about the styling on offer here, but we do know that it will be based around the new horizontally opened roof design which we saw in Honda’s test car. This looks like a great design, and we hope to see more of it on the final production model.

We do know that the new 2022 Honda Civic Type-R will get a lot of power from a revised version of the 2.0-litre Honda Civic engine, replacing the current Civic’s flat four. Honda have also confirmed that the new Civic Type-R will offer greater levels of performance compared to the outgoing model.

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With power coming from a larger turbocharged Civic engine, it seems likely that the 2022 Honda Civic Type-R will offer much more power than its predecessors. This should be great news to Honda car owners around the world! So how will the new Civic Type-R fit into our lives? Well, as it was first revealed, the new Civic Type-R will be built on the new horizontally opening hatch system.

This system is one we’ve seen on Honda’s other models, such as the Civic Coupe and Accord. However, the new Type-R will use a new high-tech roof ladder system. No, we haven’t been told exactly what this system is, but it will no doubt be very cool!

Honda says that the hatch system on the 2022 Honda Civic Type-R will allow the car to open up much wider than the older model. This should make it easier for drivers to access the boot area of the car, where you’ll find all sorts of trimmings, such as a rain gear, steps, a ladder and such like. It means that you can get into your car much quicker, which is always a good thing!

The Type-R will also benefit from Honda’sronic transmissions. You know those electronic shifts that kick in during driving, but only when you want them? Well, the Civic Type-R will have a 1-speed automatic shift – much like the Type-R coupe. As great as this sound may be, we don’t think most drivers will appreciate the lack of manual gear changes.

Honda says that the Type-R will have front and rear airbags, side curtain airbags, and a windshield that incorporates a defroster. Of course, the Civic Coupe already has this type of kit installed.

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But, it won’t be like the Type-R’s. There won’t be a central airbag for side and front injuries, and there will be a window defroster instead of one on the door. That cuts down on some of the safety features of the Civic, but we suppose it’s better to have more safety features than none at all.

What about the brakes? Honda says it has worked very closely withoybono, a Japanese company that produces brake components. Their brake pads and discs will work very well on this car, though it isn’t saying much for the 2022 Honda Civic Type-R brakes. It does say that the front rotors will lock up, however. That might make driving harder if you like to take your foot off the brake when driving quickly – but it also means it’s one less thing to think about when you’re parking in the parking lot.


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