Just a few days ago I went outside into the light a rumor that angered many fans of the compact sports and even more so to fans of the legendary compact japanese in their sporty version of the Honda Civic Type R. If the purists to lovers of this model already had some on top after the boost of the current generation (all of the previous Civic Type R were atmospheric), insurance be caught a good having when they read that the next Type R I was going to use a automatic CVT.
This type of automatic change stands out for its smoothness of operation and like it very much especially in the american market, where it is used in a good part of the totality of the vehicles, let’s say, normal. by Using the electronic management some manufacturers have added a function that simulates different speeds of transmission, a good way to convince the client, typical european who, by the way, you probably won’t know if your automatic transmission is a double clutch, monoembrague, converter, etc
In principle, the Honda Civic Type R will associate to a a manual transmission of six relations. The trademark nippon had not ruled on any variant automatic nor, of course, what kind of system you would use this alleged automatic gearbox. As we said, the criticisms of Honda began to arrive when a rumor that quickly gained enough force, he said he was going to get also an automatic version with CVT.
According to today points from the middle Car and Driver, two spokesmen of the japanese brand we have confirmed that this rumor is totally false. As we can read, Honda does not market any Civic Type R with CVT transmission, or even a gearbox that is not manual. Sure that this news will glad take more a lover of the brand and the Honda Civic Type R, which would already be planning a boycott of the prestigious company founded by Soichiro Honda.
Source – Car and Driver