2022 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Shown Prior to Tokyo Auto Salon Debut

2022 honda civic type r prototype

Honda announced it will display its uniquely camouflaged next-gen Civic Type R prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January. The reveal will also include a new video of the vehicle undergoing development. We presume it will include footage of the vehicle undergoing testing at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

honda civic type r prototype

We have our first official glimpse of the new Civic Type R courtesy of these photos Honda shared of a prototype model covered in a bit of camouflage. It’s a pretty revealing look at the latest hot hatchback, which looks far better than its predecessor but maintains its aggressive stance with a body kit, a big wing on the back, and a serious wheel and tire package.

Again based on the Civic’s four-door hatchback body style, we can see that the new Type R is wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires wrapped around some nice-looking ten-spoke black wheels. Red Brembo brake calipers are visible, too. A big rear wing and three exhaust tips dominate the rear view.

2022 honda civic type r prototype

Honda isn’t sharing many technical details at this point, but we expect the new model to use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as the outgoing car, likely tuned to produce a bit more than the current 306 hp and 295 pound-feet. Honda has already confirmed that a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, although an optional dual-clutch automatic transmission may join the lineup.

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