An all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type S is expected to be released in the early 2017. This new model will get a new modular platform and unlike the current generation, which differs depending on where Honda sells it, the new model will be a Global presence and it will be offered as a sedan, hatchback and coupe version. This means that there will also be a few more models offered and on top of that, all engines will be offered across the World.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type S will be a step-down from the Type R but unlike the current model which is quite soft, the upcoming Type S will offer quite a bit more than just a softer experience.
What’s new for 2017?
Let’s start the preview with of the 2017 Honda Civic Type S with the upgrades it will receive to its running gear. Just like with the Type R, the S will get a lowered suspension but the shocks and springs will actually be more comfortable than those on the Type R. The braking system on the other hand will be identical with large multiple-piston calipers in the front and at the back, enough to stop much faster cars than it.
Under the Hood & Specs
Engine wise, the new Type S will actually use the exact same engine found in the Type R which is a bit unusual for a step-down model. The engine will be the same 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 from the Type R but Honda will only tune it to make around 230 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, still more than enough to pose a threat for the Golf GTI or the Focus ST.
Unlike the other two though, the engine will only be mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox which will send the power to the front wheels only. A limited slip differential will be offered as an option which is still great for what it costs.
There are no official figures just yet when it comes to actual performance or fuel consumption but considering the power and engine installed in the car, we expect around 27 MPG on average, a 0 to 60 MPH time of less than 7 seconds and a top speed in the neighborhood of 140 MPH, very impressive for less than $25,000 car.
Sporty Design – Inside and Outside look
The design is still a largely unknown factor at this point in time but Honda did release a concept for a future Civic and more importantly, its upcoming coupe-version. The front end does look more like an Acura than a Civic which can be both good and bad. However, the back offers the right amount of funky which has been carried over from the previous generations.
A while ago a model has also been spied testing and despite its rather extensive camouflage, we can see that the car will be very close in terms of dimensions to the older model. The sporty S model will add a more aggressive boxy kit, 18 inch wheels, a subtle rear spoiler and likely red badges.
Inside the cabin of the 2017 Honda Civic Type S we should see a couple of sport seats, an identical steering wheel to that of the Type R, Alcantara upholstery and aluminum or carbon fiber inserts, all meant to provide a sporty and premium experience at the same time. The best part about the car will be that it will offer the look and feel of the Type R with the comfort of any other normal Civic.
2017 Honda Civic Type S Price
It will be using the same chassis and mostly the same engine as the Type R while most of the running gear will be specifically developed for it.
Unlike the Type R which is expected to cost well over $34,000, the S model will likely fetch only around $25,000 which should make it a real steal for what it has to offer.
Type R edition: