Honda unveils a custom prototype based on the Civic Type R (EK9)
At the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda Access presented a custom-built prototype based on the Civic Type R (EK9) with modernized exterior and interior designed to connect Japan’s new and old generation of petrolheads.
The Honda Civic Cyber Night Japan Cruiser 2020 as they call it, is distinguished by the completely redesigned bodykit.
At the front, there is a new bumper with larger air-intakes and brand new headlights with LED graphics and body-coloured covers. The updated side-sills with carbon-fibre trim, the thinner side mirrors with integrated turn signals and the 17″ rims finished in black (sourced from the Honda Insight Hybrid) modernise the profile.
Moving over at the back there is a larger roof spoiler, a new rear bumper with a central opening, a side exhaust pipe, redesigned taillights with LED frames and body-coloured covers and a black strip housing the turn signals and a red illuminated Honda emblem in the middle.
Inside, we find new sports seats by Recaro, a new centre console with a modern infotainment system (touch screen and modern controls), blue lighting under the dashboard and a digital instrument cluster borrowed from the Honda S660 roadster.
Besides the visual and technological updates, there is no word on mechanical changes. Under the bonnet, it is likely that we find the original naturally aspirated 1,6-liter Β16Β engine (136 kW / 182 hp) from the Civic Type R (EK9), combined with a manual 5-speed gearbox which sends the power to the front axle.
Honda didn’t say if they are going to produce any of the parts showcased in this interesting prototype.
Photos by car.watch.impress.co.jp