New year, new look. This year, Honda is revising the Civic Type R hatchback. The most loved hatchback already started the 2020 model year with a few changes, including revised suspension and brakes in addition to increasing the number of standard driver-assist features. The internal and external styling of the car has also changed significantly with features like a larger front grille opening and steering wheel wrapped in faux suede. These modifications aren't just to give the Type-R a cosmetic update. The purpose of the larger grille opening is to help with engine cooling while the shorter throws, the brilliant shade of the new Type R-exclusive Boost Blue paint color (featured below), and a fresh new shifter design are more for aesthetics.

2020 Honda Civic Type R rear three quarters


The name of the game for most of the changes is performance enhancement. The new two-piece brake rotors and pads are intended to reduce fade on hard-driving, and the modified dampers, stiffer rear bushings, and other alterations to the front suspension are meant to improve the steering feel for this popular hatchback. The updated dampers should improve ride quality to an already unbelievably comfortable ride, and the stiffer rear bushings are supposed to deliver an even more impressive grip. The 2020 refresh is going to have even more attitude than the much anticipated 2017 model.

High-performance enthusiasts will be happy to know one thing that hasn’t changed is the power. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will still put out 295 lb-ft of torque and 306 horsepower, which will take the hatchback from 0 to 60 mph in as little at 5.4 seconds. If you like to have your music blasting in line with your drive, the new Active Sound Control will adjust the interior sound based on the selected drive mode (Comfort, Sport, +R), which could make your fast drive a little more furious if you catch our meaning. Pricing has not been announced and will be announced later this year before the 2020 Civic Type R appears on the dealership floor.  

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