Will the Honda Type R 2023 be an automatic?

Based on past models of the Civic Type R, the 2023 model will likely only be offered with a manual transmission.  

The previous model of the Civic Type R, manufactured from 2017 and 2021,

The Type R was intended to be a high-performance driver's car,  

and the manual transmission offered a more engaging driving experience and more vehicle control.  

In the future, Honda may provide an automatic or dual-clutch transmission as an option for the Civic Type R, but for now,  

the manual transmission is standard and the only available option.