Honda announces updated, more efficient diesel engine in the 2018 Civic Type R



Honda announced it will now be offering the 2018 Civic Type R in Europe with an updated 1.6 L diesel engine that produces 118 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine and exhaust system boast significant upgrades, achieving a 3.1 L/100km fuel efficiency that's pretty impressive.  

Well-engineered advancements increase the 2018 Honda Civic Type R diesel engine's overall efficiency

One of the updates is the lightweight aluminum construction that reduces the engine's overall weight but is reinforced as to not sacrifice the structural rigidity. Next, friction-reducing technologies lower heat and pressure during combustion for higher fuel efficiency and lower NOx emissions. The previous diesel engine's aluminum pistons have now been replaced with steel to reduce cooling loss, thereby improving thermal efficiency. The next generation turbocharger, fuel injection system, and engine air flow also enhance the engine's efficiency.

Fuel and emission-reducing features give the 2018 Honda Civic diesel a more environmentally friendly appeal

Another innovative technology employed in the 2018 Honda Civic Type R diesel engine is Honda’s Idle Stop system as standard, which reduces overall fuel consumption and helps to limit CO2 emissions at a maximum of 93 g/km when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.  

Class-leading transmission is smoother, quieter, and more precise

Smooth, precise shifting is a result of this Civic's revamped six-speed manual transmission. An enhanced synchronizer ring in the synchro-mesh gear boasts a 40 percent gear change friction reduction from the previous generation. Reduced noise, vibration, and harshness are complements of the constant-mesh helical reverse gear mechanism and dual mass flywheel.  

Sleek lines give the 2018 Civic diesel a more aerodynamic flow and athletic stance

This new Civic flaunts a wider, longer, and lower profile that enhances efficiency further with its aerodynamic lines while also expanding the interior space for passengers and cargo. The lightweight, highly rigid unibody shell works hand-in-hand with the advanced diesel engine, sophisticated suspension system, electric power steering (EPS) system, Agile Handling Assist (AHA) electronic stability system, and lower centre of gravity for a fun, more engaging driving experience.  

Like the rest of Honda's line, the Civic Type R puts safety at the forefront

As with the other vehicles in their fleet, Honda has incorporated their SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies into the new 2018 Civic Type R to keep you safer while out on the road.  

This aggressive Civic model is coming to Canada

While the Civic continues to be the best-selling car in Canada with 19,600 units sold in 2017, up 2.3 percent from 2016, Honda's latest diesel engine offering for this popular model will only be available in Europe in the 2018 Civic Type R. The silver lining to that news is that the Civic Type R will, however, be arriving July 14 in Canada with a high-performing gas-powered engine and beefed up hatchback silhouette emboldened with race-inspired details that make it look like it's going top speed even when parked.   This model's 2.0 L, 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, turbo-charging, and VTEC variable valve timing delivers a maximum power close to 306 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque for an aggressive presence that matches its track-inspired profile. With all that power, the Civic Type R delivers a lower fuel efficiency at 8.4 L/100 km on the highway and 10.69 L/100 km in the city, but who really cares when you go from 0 to 60 in just 5.7 seconds.  

Speed-inspired detailing delivers the ultimate sporty style

It's not only the performance that's been aggressively updated on this North American Civic model. The exterior and interior scream with sporty style. Some of the details include:
·         Front fender vents
·         Dual lip spoilers
·         Front bumper air curtains
·         Side skirts and rear spoiler
·         Front and back lighting
·         Triple exhaust tips center-mounted on the rear bumper for more aggressive profile
·         Bigger, 19" wheels with Brembo brake caliper
·         Sporty, safe, and comfortable bucket seats
·         Bold red interior with carbon fiber and aluminum accents

Get ready to take the gas-powered 2018 Civic Type R for a spin

While there's no indication in sight that Honda will be bringing the diesel-powered Civic Type R to North America, this aggressive, gas-powered version will have to satisfy Canadians with its adrenaline-inducing speed, handling, and style. Schedule your test drive today so you can slide behind the wheel of this sporty style of Canada's best-selling car when it hits dealership in July.

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