#HondaCivic #CivicTypeR – 2017 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R CONFIRMED TO HAVE CVT; RELEASE DATE NEARS : The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is now confirmed to have CVT as release date nears. As standard, the new Civic Type R will come hand-in-hand with a six-speed manual dual clutch transmission but is confirmed by several senior Honda officials that an optionally configured CVT gearbox might be possible.
The arrival of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is getting closer. Ever since the Japanese automaker introduced the concept during the last Paris Motor Show, there has been a lot of excitement for the new generation of the most radical and sporty variant of the Civic. This is mainly because of its aggressive and stylish look – thanks to its body kit, LED technology headlamps, large alloy wheels, and a sports exhaust system. Today, a very important data about its mechanical section had been revealed.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is confirmed to arrive to the market with a standard six-speed manual gearbox with dual clutch transmission. However, one of the main innovations that will be offered by the new model is the possibility to opt for a CVT gearbox optimized for the occasion, according to MotorAuthority. Senior Honda officials Mirsuru Kariya, Daisuke Tsutamori and Katsushi Inoue have confirmed this in an interview with a British magazine’s November issue.
Under the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, a 2.0 – liter turbo four – cylinder with more than 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque can be seen. Regardless of the selected change, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be associated with a system of a front-wheel drive, despite the reports about an all-wheel drive.
With all the talks about CVT and FWD, people are now questioning whether the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will live up to the expectations and can still regain the title as the most powerful fast front-drive compact, as reported by AutoEvolution. The new Civic Type R is expected to be presented in the first half of 2017, probably at the Geneva Motor Show. Meanwhile, take a look back at the 2017 Honda Civic Type R promotional video below.
Source : Autoworld