Hold it.There is not going to be a 2019 Type R. I don't know why everyone thinks now that the car finally arrived here in the Usa 2 years ago that Honda is going to keep making that model now, won't happen I can tell you that much and if they do make a batch of them again it will be a few years from now. I know someone very high up in the Honda Motors Corp and I will tell you this much only.
Honda didn't rule out the idea of a AWD variant at some point... but like you, i'm still doubtful. IF this is an updated CTR and not just variant testing i'm a bit disappointed they wouldn't change the front of the civics too look more insight/accord like, but the CTR is a special model that may retain the original grill for aero purposes...Don't we wish!?
That would be really weird to change the big spoiler to a smaller one. Total downgradeThat rear wing looks even worse...wtf. If they want to sell a cheaper one, just delete it completely and re-use the regular Civic Hatch tailgate. Why slap one from seemingly from an Si sedan?