New 2019 Honda Civic Type R Facelift

Honda Civic Type R was officially introduced a little over a year and six months ago and apparently the refreshment is already on the pier.

Namely we came to spy pictures photographed during testing of this model in Europe and the prototype models in the images have a camouflaged front that looks like a resemblance to the current look on the current model.

However after a little more detailed review, we see modified air intakes as well as some other subtle changes. Changes can be seen on the rear of the car, especially on a white prototype equipped with a modified rear bumper, but there are still “fake” air vents. The red prototype car, on the other hand, has exactly the same back part, but also a significantly smaller spoiler. The rest of the exterior design is exactly the same as on the terrain model, and there is a great chance that nothing will be changed in the cabin either. However, there is a possibility that this “facelift” will get an improved infotainment system.

For now there is not much information, and it is not known whether we will see some changes and under the hood. Regardless, let’s remind that the current model has a four-cylinder turbocharged aggregate, a working capacity of two liters that develops 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The unit is connected to a six-speed manual transmission through which the power is sent to the front wheels.

As it turned out, this powertrain is a winning combination, as the Civic Type R currently holds the record as the fastest car with front-wheel drive on trails throughout Europe, and above all we mean Nurburgring, Spa-Francorchams, Silverstone and Magny-Cours in France.