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Honda Civic Type R (2022): First picture was leaked

leaked! The new Honda Civic Type R has popped up on Instagram. Certainly accidentally. Because just a few days earlier, Honda officially announced the premiere on YouTube. According to German time, the premiere will be at 4 a.m. on July 21st. The three-quarter view from the front can already be seen on Instagram. It is not yet clear where the leak came from. So shortly before the premiere, the first official pictures are certainly in circulation – under strict conditions!

There is a lot to be said for the authenticity of the image: the imagery and motif correspond to the usual official images from Honda. Details like the red seats could also be seen in the official YouTube video.

Front design and colors of the Civic Type R

At the front, in addition to the new, narrower headlights, the enlarged central air intake is noticeable. The side air intakes could be functional and cool the large Brembo brakes with red calipers with airflow. As usual, the side windows from the B-pillar are darkened.

The colors were leaked days ago: black, white, gray, red and blue – only the striking Phoenix Yellow was missing.

Next Civic Type R again with three tailpipes

The new Sport Civic also comes with a large rear wing, but it is now a little more delicate and flat. Another important feature of the predecessor is also carried over: the three central tailpipes. So far, however, the central tailpipe was smaller than the two specimens on the sides, now it is the largest in the series. A diffuser on the less jagged rear could already be seen on Erlkönig pictures.

Honda Civic Type R

It remains with the large rear spoiler, which is now more reminiscent of motorsport.

This is what the interior of the Type R could look like

So far, Honda has only shown the interior of the new Civic as a rendering. The sports model is likely to adopt the horizontally designed cockpit with digital instruments, but will have its own displays, sports seats and the typical aluminum gear knob. And of course the colors black and red dominate.

Honda Civic prototype

There are no official pictures yet, but the interior of the Type R should resemble this rendering.

Performance, market launch and price of the Civic Type R

The next Civic Type R could be the last Honda with a pure combustion engine. Honda had announced that it would electrify all models by 2022 – but not the compact sports car, as Autocar reports. According to this, the new generation could again come up with the two-liter VTEC engine of the current model. Probably with a small increase in performance compared to the predecessor, the turbo engine in the Type R currently delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm (click here for the endurance test).
It has already been announced that switching will be manual again. However, nothing is official yet. The new Type R could also come with a hybrid drive, all-wheel drive and up to 400 hp, according to another rumor. With a view to the market launch of the regular Civic, it can be assumed that the sports version will not be available from dealers until 2023. With prices rising, the new Civic Type R is likely to be at or above the €40,000 mark.

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