Honda goes for manual transmission in its next generation Civic Si and Type-R

Honda's representative says that manual transmission is not going anywhere anytime soon.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 16 May 2021, 13:57 PM
File picture of Honda Civic Type R (
File picture of Honda Civic Type R (
File picture of Honda Civic Type R (
File picture of Honda Civic Type R

Honda chooses to go old school in its upcoming 11th generation Civic Si and Type-R range as the brand has decided to retain manual transmission technology in this range. In the automobile sector which is rapidly moving towards automation, this move will be a treat for all those traditionalists out there who still want to have their control over their steering wheels. Based on a live video review on, the Japanese automaker’s Public Relation representative Carl Pulley has confirmed that manual transmission performance Civics are far from extinction.

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Despite the constant debate of fully going automatic versus keeping a manual gearbox, brands such as Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Porsche continue to keep manual transmission on their sportier models to cater to a larger segment of customers. Automobile companies, to generate maximum profits, often tweak these mass pleasing products to capture the unique market segments.

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It is also being speculated that the cost of developing a new transmission would have made no sense as most of Honda’s models feature a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which has infinite gear ratios and a quiet transmission. This technology is found in most automatic scooters in India.

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(Also read: 2022 Honda Civic interior revealed, to have a new design philosophy)

These variants will have 2.0-litre VTEC as well as the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine options. The Si model will have a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which will produce 180 horsepower and a torque of 240 Nm. The previous-generation Sport Injected produced 205 horsepower and 260 Nm torque. The current Type R which has a 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo four-cylinder motor and creates 306 horsepower and a torque of 400 Nm might undergo some changes for the all-new Type R. Honda Civic’s Type R and the Si versions may hit the market next year and will be released as 2023 model year.

First Published Date: 16 May 2021, 13:57 PM IST
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