Honda manufacturers seem to really concentrate on electrification in the next few years. In fact, the news is circulating that only the Honda Civic Type R will use a conventional gasoline-fueled engine for 2022.
This information was reported by Autocar India that according to Honda's line-up for 2022, they did not include the Honda Civic Type R so that most likely, this model will still maintain a turbo engine with very large power.
At the end of 2019, Honda has announced plans to prepare Hybrid or electric-based vehicles for each of its flagship models starting from 2022 to 2025. “This is adjusting to developments in changing regulations, markets and consumer needs in Europe,” said Tom Gardner – senior vice – president Honda Europe.
However, Honda's plans do not apply to the 11th Generation model of the Honda Civic Type R which is predicted to launch in 2022. This car is the last petrol-engine model Honda sells in the global market. Currently, the price for the last generation Honda Civic Type R in Indonesia is priced at IDR 1,067 billion.
The development of the prototype Honda Civic Type R was announced last year, and is expected to debut in early 2022.
Honda Civic Type R Gen. 11 – Maintain the hatchback
The hatchback sedan model is more popular at the moment, but many are hoping that the Honda Civic Type R 2022 will come with a five-door model. Most likely the Civic Type R Gen. The 11 will experience a change from the previous, less attractive model, and may also come in a nice Sport Line variant without the “wing”. From leaked information, the Honda Civic Type R 2022 has adopted various ideas from consumers. Interestingly, the Honda Civic Type may also come with a longer wheelbase to make room for passengers.
Honda Civic Type R 2022 – The interior looks fresh
Honda has promised to provide a touch of change to the Honda Civic Mk11. The interior appearance will be fresher thanks to changes in nuances and completely overhauled infotainments. This is to catch up with Honda in terms of technology compared to other manufacturers.
The parts that are retained in the interior are the sport seats, red accents and the aluminum gear knop as the hallmark of the 2022 Honda Civic Type R.
Honda Civic Type R Gen. 11 with a 2.0L turbo engine?
Many expect the engine for the latest Honda Civic Type R to experience an increase, along with changes to the interior. At least the engine model coded K20C1 2.0L Turbo 4 cylinder becomes a Type R engine. An engine that has a lot of power, but is still efficient in consuming fuel.
But of course, the power generated should not exceed 315 PS, this is because the ability of the front wheel motion system on this car has approached its limit. However, the performance is possible to be improved, especially in the response of the turbocharger and torque.
While in Indonesia, the Honda Civic Type R comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder in line engine, VTEC Turbo DOHC, 16 Valves + DBW which has a capacity of 1,996 cc with a 6-speed manual transmission. The machine can produce 301 PS of power with a torque of up to 400Nm.
In detail, the 11th gen Honda Civic Type R or MK11 Civic has not been disclosed. But at least you can return to using the dual-axis strut on the front suspension with a limited-slip differential (LSD) to be able to keep the power going through the front axle. For the rear, the multi-link is likely to be maintained.
By being the last model to use a gasoline engine, it is possible that the Honda Civic Type R is the target of many parties. Especially for those who like sports cars made in Japan.