Our friends at CivicX are back with another high quality render, this time depicting the next generation Civic Type R in five-door hatchback guise.
Back in August, the guys at CivicX showed a potential look for the next Civic Coupe Type R and now they have returned with a similar render of its more practical five-door hatchback sibling which has already been spotted recently performing testing rounds on the Nurburgring. This means it will likely be launched sometime in 2017, even though the current model just came out a couple of months ago.
The attached render likely paints an accurate picture of what to expect from the real deal taking into account the author used as foundation the aforementioned spy pics which showed a mean compact machine with a triple exhaust setup and a prominent rear wing. It also had vented front fenders, a front spoiler lip, beefy bumper with vertical vents along with pronounced wheel arches and a lowered sports suspension matched with chunky wheels.
Details concerning what will power the new Civic Type R are not known at this point, although Honda’s engineers will probably tweak the current 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo and squeeze more power, so expect the output to go beyond the 310 PS (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) offered now. But before coming out with a full-blown Type R, Honda has plans for a warm Type S variant that will likely employ the new 1.5-liter turbo which should deliver slightly over 200 PS (147 kW).
It will be interesting to see which of the three body styles (sedan, hatchback and coupe) will receive the Type S and Type R treatment and where these models will be sold. We assume there’s going to be a new wagon as well, but this one is unlikely to wear the Type S or Type R badge.
Additional renders are available at the source link below.