According to the latest rumor spinning the mill regarding the recently released Civic compact car, the Civic Type S – or Si – however it will may be called, will come up with some pretty feisty credentials.
The report is citing sources that have knowledge of the automaker’s plans but chose to remain unnamed as the plans are not of public knowledge – the third largest Japanese automaker is diligently developing the Type S version of the all-new Civic. This one won’t be ready in time for the 2016 model year iteration, as it has been slated to reach dealerships either in the late fall 2016 or early spring 2017. Under the hood the drivers will find a toned down version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder beating inside the Type R, which would also act as a donor for many other parts and bits and pieces. The warm version will likely deliver somewhere in between 220 or 230 hp and will only be mated to a six speed manual gearbox.
As far as the news on the hot Type R, the sources tipped a spring – summer 2017 market introduction, with further details very scarce for now. The Type R should be available across many different markets though it’s still unknown which body styles will receive the Type R treatment – we’re only definite about the hatchback version for now. The regular sedan and Coupe versions will be sold as 2016 model years and Honda apparently roots for complete market availability of the three versions – hatch, sedan and coupe.