While most would find the Civic Type R’s aggressive styling very appealing, some might find it a bit too much. In particular, the big rear wing which makes it stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, Honda now has a variant of the FK8 which makes it a lot more sedate and more comfortable, and the result is the Civic Type R Sport Line.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line trades big wing for more comfort image

The biggest change to the Sport Line would be the lack of the Type R’s signature rear wing. In place of the big wing is a more subdued low-deck rear spoiler. The rest of the body is still proper Type R featuring the aggressive bumper, wider fenders, and triple exhaust tip.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line trades big wing for more comfort image

Other changes made to the FK8’s exterior include smaller 19-inch wheels with new V-shaped spokes as opposed to the 20-inch units. It is also wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires which helps create a softer ride. There’s also extra sound deadening to help reduce noise and vibration in the cabin. It’s the direct opposite of the track-oriented Phoenix Yellow Civic Type R Limited Edition.

Keen-eyed Honda enthusiasts will notice that there is now a gray accent line along the lower edge of the body. For comparison, the standard Type R with a big wing and 20-inch wheels has a red accent all around.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line trades big wing for more comfort image

The changes don’t stop on the outside. Inside, the seats are now finished in black upholstery with red contrast stitching as opposed to the full-red seats of the standard Type R. Meanwhile, the steering wheel is now upholstered in Alcantara. A new shift knob has been fitted in place too.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line trades big wing for more comfort image

Despite the more sedate look, it is still a Type R under the hood. Power the Sport Line is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder K20 engine which produces 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual is still the only available transmission as well.

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line trades big wing for more comfort image

At the moment, the Civic Type R Sport Line is only available in Europe. There is no word whether it will be offered in other regions. Hopefully, we do get to see this in the Philippines.