Expect a Cheaper, Base Model Honda Civic Type R to Join Lineup in 2018


A base Type R model will reportedly join the lineup for the 2018 model year.

The production Civic Type R made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and at the time, Honda confirmed it would be priced in the mid-$30,000 range for the U.S. and it would only be offered in one trim model. HondaPro Jason, who is privy to inside dealer information, now reports it is likely the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be introduced late spring in the U.S. in just Touring trim while a likely cheaper base model will join the lineup in 2018.

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Given all the hype surrounding the Civic Type R, it makes sense Honda would introduce it with just a single model option, and at a premium no less. The automaker will benefit from enthusiasts that have been waiting years, if not decades, for the Type R to be sold in the U.S. Official pricing and details on the 2017 Honda Civic Touring haven’t been announced.

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  • 8-year-old

    Looks like a 7-year old was designing the exterior of this vehicle.

  • NewGuy

    The park bench grafted onto it’s butt is a nice touch, I assume it’ll seat 7 because of that addition.

  • Alex Bell

    this would be great. mabye they will be scaling back the exterior to a much more simple look like the ek9.

  • Ji Dosha

    So the true Type-R is coming out later, one without the excess creature comforts in the name of saving weight.


  • K03sport

    “I drive a Type-R Touring” just doesn’t sound right…why does every car have to have multiple trim levels? Why can’t there just be one trim, available in different colors, but only one trim? If the Type-R (“R” is for racing…right?) is supposed to be the most aggressive, most fierce, most of the mostest Civic ever; then why would they (Honda) make a trim level that gives the car a less than “hardcore” persona? In theory, with a car of this caliber, when you start taking things (creature comforts) away, the price goes up, i.e. Porsche GT3RS and the like. IMHO, Honda should leave off trim level designations for the Type-R and let customers order various packages or stages (1, 2, 3, etc) to determine what the car comes with…will there be a “Touring” badge on the right side of the hatch?

  • Shawn Poorman

    Did you design it last year?