Honda is casting a wide net for customers. They’re introducing the Honda Civic Type R TC. It joins the Civic Si TCA and Type R TCR in Honda's turn-key Civic-based customer racing portfolio. The Civic Type R TC was developed and tested as a modified version of the production Civic Type R, but designed exclusively for track use. The 2.0-liter I-4 VTEC Turbo engine can produce 270 and 330 horsepower depending on the series application. This racer is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission with high-strength 3rd and 4th gears. Naturally there are modifications to the production Type R. They include a high-flow front grille, a J's Racing FRP vented hood, CSF-designed radiator and oil cooler, and a an HPD/Cusco limited slip differential.
Registered North American racing customers with racing licenses can buy the Civic Type R TC through HPD's Honda Racing Line program starting at $89,900.
At the other end of the spectrum, and the Honda line-up is the 2020 Honda Fit. It arrives in dealers today. The 130 horsepower 1.5-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC is matched with a 6-speed manual as standard or an optional CVT… which is standard on higher trim levels. Honda Sensing is standard on EX and EX-L trims. Part of the FIT’s appeal is fuel economy. Honda says a CVT-equipped LX can get 33 mpg in the city…40 on the highway… and 36 mpg combined. The price starts at $16,190.