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Refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Type R Breaks Cover at Tokyo Auto Salon
 Date: January 09, 2020 20:55
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


January 9, 2020 — TOKYO
  • 2020 Civic Type R for U.S. market launching later this winter
  • Refreshed model includes multiple performance improvements, with revised aerodynamics, engine cooling, suspension, and upgraded brakes.
  • Multiple exterior and interior styling enhancements, plus standard Honda Sensing®

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its world debut today at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new model year brings a number of changes and improvements to Type R’s winning formula, including revised styling, improved aerodynamic performance, and the addition of standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology.

The new 2020 Civic Type R incorporates numerous changes to improve its already stellar driving dynamics, including new two-piece brake rotors and new brake pads designed to reduce fade and improve high-speed braking efficiency. Suspension revisions for 2020 will include updated dampers for better ride comfort, stiffer rear bushings for better grip, and modifications to the front suspension to reduce friction and improve steering feel. Exterior design enhancements will also include a new larger front grille opening for improved engine cooling, and the 2020 model will be available in a new, Type R-exclusive Boost Blue.



For the 2020 model year, drivers can also expect added refinement, including a new Alcantara™-wrapped steering wheel and a new shifter with a restyled knob and shorter shift throws. The 2020 Civic Type R also adds the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, marking the first time that Honda Sensing® will be available as standard equipment on all Civic models and trims.

Under the hood, the 2020 Civic Type R continues to draw power from a race-bred 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC™ valvetrain putting out a peak 306-horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), with power to the front wheels delivered through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. As before, drivers can choose between three driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R – that vary suspension firmness, steering and throttle response. New for 2020 is Active Sound Control, which modifies interior sound in concert with chosen drive mode. The Type R’s selectable drive modes and sophisticated design make it both a thrilling companion on a mountain road or a racetrack and a remarkably civilized daily driver with a degree of flexibility unmatched in its competitive set, especially at the price.

Additional information about the U.S.-spec 2020 Civic Type R will be available closer to its on-sale date later this year.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2019, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.




BONUS: Here was the actual reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon just a few hours ago (thanks to 'Hondarulez' for posting the link in our forums)


Last edited by JeffX on January 09, 2020 21:08

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01-10-2020 07:16
More changes than expected   (Score: 1, Normal)
bigblue
01-10-2020 09:06
Re: More changes than expected   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-11-2020 20:25
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01-12-2020 13:38
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Hondarulez
01-13-2020 15:36
Re: More changes than expected   (Score: 1, Normal)
KaySee
01-14-2020 02:29
NOT REFRESHED ENOUGH.   (Score: 1, Normal)
s2kx2
01-18-2020 10:41
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01-18-2020 12:32
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01-20-2020 19:22
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01-20-2020 20:06
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01-21-2020 18:23
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CarPhreakD
01-20-2020 19:43
One thing they forgot from the get go...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Civicb18
01-20-2020 20:04
Re: One thing they forgot from the get go...   (Score: 1, Normal)
sadlerau
01-13-2020 19:37
Still no ashtray   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
01-16-2020 13:41
Re: Still no ashtray   (Score: 1, Normal)
qingcong
01-18-2020 10:39
Re: Still no ashtray   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-18-2020 22:13
Re: Still no ashtray   (Score: 1, Normal)
fatbloke
01-14-2020 17:10
Oh yay, Honda Sensing!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-14-2020 17:26
Re: Oh yay, Honda Sensing!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-15-2020 19:13
Re: Oh yay, Honda Sensing!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-09-2020 23:58
Active Sound Control   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-10-2020 12:16
Impressive for a MMC...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Ou est le CTR rouge?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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