2017 Honda Civic Type R reaches USA

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Will go on sale in June 2017.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at 2017 AutoCon in Los Angeles in March, and now, its first units have arrived in the country. Honda JasonPro has posted images of the all-new Honda Civic Type R captured in Baltimore, USA.

U.S.-spec 2017 Honda Civic Type R front three quarters
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R sports a 306 hp 2.0-litre i-VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the first-ever Civic Type R that will officially go on sale in the U.S. market. Positioned above the Honda Civic Si, it competes with the VW Golf R, Ford Focus RS and Subaru WRX STI stateside.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R features major upgrade over the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback for its hot-hatch driving dynamics. The Type R variant has exclusive spring, damper and bush settings, a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminium lower arms and steering knuckles that offer improved cornering and reduced torque steer; a new four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System with three-chamber dampers; a retuned and adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio; and a helical limited-slip front differential. The Civic Type R’s body is more rigid than the standard Civic.

Under the hood, there’s a U.S.-built 2.0-litre i-VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 306 hp at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. (399.97 Nm) torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to 20-inch wheels, which are shod with 245/30R Continental ContiSportConact 6 performance tyres via a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching capability. Honda is yet to announce the performance figures, but a 0-100 km/h sprint time of under 5.7 seconds (of the previous-gen model) is expected from the car.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the world’s fastest FWD production car with a record Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. The driver can select from three drive modes: Comfort, Sport and +R, which adjust the car’s dampers, steering, throttle response, transmission, VSA and traction control systems. Brembo front brakes with drilled 350 mm (13.8-inch) rotors and rear brakes with solid 305 mm (12-inch rotors) provide the much-needed stopping power.

U.S.-spec 2017 Honda Civic Type R rear three quarters
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will have a price in the mid-$30,000 (INR 19,37,250) range.

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LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED brake lights, LED turn signals, high-bolstered sport seats with red/black suede-effect fabric, leather steering wheel, sport/racing pedals, leather-wrapped gearshift knob, Display Auto infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 540-watt, 12-speaker premium audio system are the equipment highlights of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in the U.S. market in June 2017 with a price in the mid-$30,000 (INR 19,37,250) range.

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