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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