2020 Honda Civic Type R Sport Line Is Wingless With Subtler Styling

The Honda Civic Type R looks wild. It’s a hatchback that screams in your face with a tall ear wing, aggressive styling, and red-lined wheels, and it’s powered by a turbocharged engine.

There’s also a new Civic Type R Limited Edition with a unique exterior color and interior trimming, and a further weight reduction.

Also distinguishing the Type R Sport Line is a grey accent line that runs along the lower edge of the car and a new Racing Blue paint finish. In addition, Honda has tweaked the hot hatchback’s driving dynamics to make the Type R Sport Line more comfortable on the road.

The Civic Type R’s 20-inch wheels are swapped with smaller 19-inch alloys finished in dark gray and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sports 4S tires with a softer sidewall that enhance on-road comfort. Soundproofing materials in the trunk and tailgate also reduce noise, vibration, and harshness for a more refined ride.

Inside, the subtle changes continue as the Type R Sport Line features black bucket seats with red stitching complemented with a new teardrop style gear knob and Alcantara steering wheel. The red stitching has also been applied throughout the interior including the door panels.

The Sport Line will arrive this spring starting at the equivalent of around $45,000.

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