The Honda Civic Type R is a cool car, but the price tag of about $35,000 makes it quite the expensive car before the dealers tack on all the market adjustments the cars have been hit with. Some evidence has turned up that seems to show Honda might be getting ready to launch a lower-priced Type R that sheds some of the standard equipment.
The current car is offered in one trim with everything on it. The evidence hinting at the new model is NHTSA certification papers filed by American Honda for model FK8G7. It;s listed as a Type R with the same K20C1 engine under the hood with 304 hp for the front wheels and 6-speed manual.
The deal appears to be that the car lacks the touring package. That should make it more affordable. The expectation is that this version could see a price discount that could push the car to near $30,000.