2023 Honda Civic Type R: Specs, Price, Features, and Rumors

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2023 Honda Civic Type R: Specs, Price, Features, and Rumors. The current Honda Type R Civic is known as a solid and tough ride, but will it get any better with 2023 Civic Type R? After all the upgrades for the current line, it seems that the company may have a challenging work for the upcoming line. Honda promises that the new (hot) hatchback will bring another best performance that improves function as well as appearance at the maximum level.

2023 Honda Civic Type R Drivetrain

2023 Civic Type R Transmission, Specs, and Engine

Honda is thinking about having a manual and 6-speed transmission for their sporty models– and that includes the 2023 Civic Type R. Many people and auto enthusiasts are happy with the current engine arrangement with its inline-four turbocharged 2.0 liter capacity, producing 295 Nm of torque and 306 hp of power. If Honda maintains the same arrangement while keeping the front wheel layout the same, then it’s possible that they can reach 320 hp of power for the upcoming update.

However, there are several rumors about the engine arrangement going completely different with the current one. It is possible that the new one uses all-wheel driving hybrid system– which is similar to Acura NSX. If it is the case, then the output may reach 400 hp of power. But it is highly likely that the new Type R would lose its weight, which means that there is no way that they can add extra battery and electric motors.


Not everyone is happy with the design of the current Type R. With its racer-chic boy style, wide rear wing, vent-laden rear and front bumpers, and the bright and flashy Honda red badges. It’s a good thing that the 2023 design would be different from the current one. The company has a concept design, boasting a sporty stance and clean lines while ditching the crazed surface and big fake vents. On the inside, the center stack and central free-standing touchscreen would be more ‘adult’ and mature.

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2023 Honda Civic Type R Concept

New Platform

The new 11th generation of Civic Type R is coming with a new platform. It is stiffer from the current one, and the addition of rigidity will benefit the model. The platform is the basic foundation of the suspension, so it functions well. The ride would be offered in hatchback only, and be made in Indiana manufacturing plants.

The size will be the same as the current one, but with wider rear side and longer wheelbase. With improved adaptive suspension, the ride is expected to have better quality on the road. In the mean time, with stiffer bushing, upgraded ball joints (for lower-friction parts), and altered suspension geometry, the car has less body roll, better lateral grip, and sharper turn in.

2023 Honda Civic Type R Exterior

2023 Honda Civic Type R Prices and Availability

The ride has been designed for spring launch in 2021. It is likely that the hatchback would be coming in summer while Type R would be coming in early fall. And for price, it is possible that the ride would be sold at around $38,000 to $40,000. For further details, we have to wait for the official release concerning 2023 Civic Type R.