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New 2022 Honda Civic Type R Will Still Be Powered By A Turbocharged Petrol Engine

The 2022 Honda Civic Type R should feature the same turbocharged 2.0-litre engine


  • According to the report, much of the all-new 11th generation Civic’s lineup will be electrified.

  • The all-new Civic will launch this spring.

  • The Type R is expected a few months later.


Technical details on the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic remain scarce. Although it seems clear that electrification will be part of the plan, the high-powered and appreciated Honda Civic Type R will return for 2022 without. Consider this the Type R’s swansong because it will be the last.

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Whether we like it or not, the end of the petrol-powered internal combustion engine is nearing. A number of automakers have announced their intentions to move over to a fully-electrified product line. But, like Volkswagen for example, Honda will offer the Type R with the 306-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-litre engine for one lats time. According to Autocar, it’s unlikely that the output will grow as the Type R is already dancing on the limits of what’s possible when it comes to a FWD vehicle.

2021 Honda Civic Type R
2021 Honda Civic Type R | Photo: Honda

Many other components that make the Civic Type R so great should return, including an advanced limited-slip differential, a rear multi-link suspension setup along with adaptive dampers. The cabin is expected to sport highly-bolstered seats, red detailing, and a short and slick shifter for the manual transmission. The source story out mentions of the 6-speed manual transmission but we’ll assume it’s a simple omission…

The 2022 Honda Civic Type R should break cover between the summer and fall of 2021.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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