Honda has defined the concept of the Civic Type R. the new generation hot hatch will get a three-engine power plant, consisting of petrol “turboservice” 2.0 and a pair of electric motors
Electrification and the transition to three-engine scheme will allow Honda to implement a system of vectoring thrust in all-electric mode Type R and all will be rear wheel drive. In addition, performance can be increased at the expense of the electric component, keeping the current 2.0-liter 340-horsepower (400 Nm) turbo.
However, complex power plant, similar in architecture to the Acura NSX supercar, will significantly increase the price of the Civic Type R. For example, Ford, which planned to develop a petrol-electric Focus RS on a similar scheme, abandoned the project due to the economic inexpediency. Meanwhile, Honda has not officially commented on the rumors about the new generation Civic Type R. In January 2020 hot hatch has undergone restyling, so that as the next iteration of piatigorski debut until 2022. Details about the “charged” version may appear in a year when the Japanese firm will present a conventional Civic of the eleventh generation.