2023 Honda Civic Type R rendered: price, specs and release date

August 04, 2021 by

Is this how the next Honda Civic Type R will look? Take a look at these exclusive renders and read about how it’ll fly the flag for the pure petrolhead once more…

  • 2022 Honda Civic Type R rendered
  • Based on the latest Civic hatchback
  • Retains ultra-aggressive styling
  • Racy interior is almost certain
  • Will retain a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine
  • Mild-hybrid tech likely
  • As much as 350hp
  • Reveal in 2022 likely

A new Honda Civic Type R is on the way, and these new exclusive renders give you a glimpse of how the Japanese hot hatch could look when it arrives in 2022.

Expect this Volkswagen Golf R and Hyundai i30 N alternative to come with punchy petrol power as it flies the flag for the pure enthusiast one last time.

2023 Honda Civic Type R design

As with the outgoing car, the new Honda Civic Type R is set to keep the ostentatious look.

This exclusive render, based on the new Civic hatchback, is how it could look. The aggressive front bumper with massive air intakes and a red-trimmed splitter is set to stay, along with a wide (and functional) bonnet scoop.

The side will get a set of skirts to match the front splitter, along with some red-trimmed alloy wheels, along with flared wheel arches to accommodate wider tyres.

At the rear, a return of the huge spoiler is certain to happen along with big vents and an aggressive diffuser. The tri-exit exhaust system could return too, with this render imagine three pipes of equal size — rather than a tiny centre one on the current car.

2023 Honda Civic Type R interior

As with any Honda Civic Type R, the interior will still be based on the regular hatchback but will come with a whole host of changes for a racy edge.

Expect the standard layout of the new Civic (pictured) to get a very racy overhaul

This should include Alcantara trimming everywhere, along with red highlights throughout the car. Bucket seats with Type R badging are near enough certain, plus you’ll probably find the ‘R’ driving mode selector of the old car here too.

2023 Honda Civic Type R engine

Honda has committed to bringing some form of electric power to all cars sold in Europe by the end of 2022, be that hybrids or fully electric cars, but the Civic Type R is likely to be an exception to this rule.

Its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is set to return and will drive the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

It’s possible it could use mild-hybrid power, which will see a small generator fitted to allow the car to cut the engine off sooner when coming to a stop, but this should be about as pure as any modern hot hatch can be otherwise.

Power could see a rise from the current 320hp to as much as 350hp, with a 0-60mph time close to 5 seconds likely.

2023 Honda Civic Type R price and release date

Expect to see the Honda Civic Type R revealed sometime in 2022, with it going on sale later in the year or early in 2023.

Pricing of around £37,000 is possible, with the new car carrying a slight premium over the outgoing version.

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