Honda Brings Modded Type R, and Host of New Rides to L.A. Auto Show

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Honda Civic Type R

Honda touts a pretty diverse lineup, and this fact was on full display at this year’s L.A. Auto Show.

Honda, as you already know, makes a pretty diverse lineup of cars. Everything from mundane but excellent minivans to full-on performance rides like the Civic Type R. And pretty much everything in between. This fact was also on full display at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, where we got a full heaping helping of Honda via their excellent, crowded lineup.

The most intriguing ride of the bunch, of course, was a fully modified Type R TCR race car, chock full of Honda Performance parts. The white Civic certainly looked the part, too, with a host of carbon fiber bits and cool pull straps front and rear. And, of course, a massive rear spoiler that was nearly big enough to overshadow the awesome ride it was attached to. Honda has done much with the Civic Type R TCR in the year-and-change that it’s been around.

Honda 2018 L.A. Auto Show

Aside from that wild ride, there was plenty else to check out. Honda brought along a stock Civic Type R of course, and even a full-on Indy car. We also got to lay eyes on an Accord Hybrid, Fit, Civic Si, and the new Clarity. Which, as you’ve probably heard, is the alternative fuel vehicle that doesn’t look like one. In fact, it looks pretty darn nice in the flesh. Much like a new Civic, but slightly different.

Of course, Honda couldn’t not bring America’s favorite type of vehicle, the SUV, to the party. So it brought a whole bunch of them. Including a couple of different Passports, one of which was fitted with lots of cool off-road gear. The Passport is, of course, all-new for 2019, and a fitting resurrection of the name.

The new Pilot and Ridgeline were in the house as well, along with the diminutive HR-V and continual strong-seller, CR-V.

A diverse lineup from an automaker known for its diversity, of course. For Honda fans, this year’s L.A. Auto Show certainly didn’t disappoint!

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

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