Honda's hot hatch doesn't appear to be different from the previous model, which is totally OK with us even though many of the Type R's final details are unknown

A modified version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine used in the present Civic Type R would power the 2023 model and a six-speed manual transmission with automated rev-matching.

The previous 2.0-liter engine, which produced 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, is "even more powerful and responsive," according to Honda.

The outgoing Type R rode on narrower 245/30 tyres with wider 20-inch wheels, so the new Type R's 265/30-series Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres are a noteworthy upgrade.

Regarding chassis improvements, Honda simply states that the Type R has "improved suspension and steering performance," and just like the outgoing model, Brembo provides the brake system.

Despite having a much cleaner hatchback design than before, the CTR still has a sizable wing and Honda's highly stylish tri-tip exhaust.

Honda could simply put the old car's engine and chassis underneath the body of the new model and call it good. One of the best-driving performance vehicles you can buy is the Type R.

All of the 11th-generation Civic's upgrades, including a sleek dash and centre console design and a tonne of new technology, benefit the Type R.

The 9.2-inch screen and 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster from the previous version  appear to be carried over, and they include the same wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.

However, since this is a Type R, expect strongly bolstered seats and a metal gear knob that will burn your palm in the sun.