Goodbye rear wing, hello lip spoiler. Honda has dialled back the anger on the Type R, creating the Sport Line in the process.
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Honda has revealed a more subtle version of its Civic Type R hot hatch, but it won't be heading for Australia.

Although it maintains powertrain for which the Type R has been lauded, the Sportline is aimed at a slightly different market to the standard car or the Limited Edition released yesterday.

For one, it ditches the oversized rear wing in place of a more subtle lip spoiler on the bootlid. The car is still no shrinking violet, but the more subtle look will no doubt broaden its appeal.

The car rides on new 19-inch alloy wheels, and they're wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres with a softer sidewall designed to deliver a smoother ride on rough roads.

Honda has even added some soundproofing to the boot and tailgate for a slightly more refined experience inside.

Speaking of the cabin, the seats are trimmed in black instead of red, although there's still plenty of red highlights scattered throughout.

As with the rest of the Civic Type R range, the 2020 Sport Line has been treated to a range of small updates compared to the current car. There are physical climate controls, and the revised gear knob has an extra counterweight inside to improve shift feel.

Finally, there's a new augmented engine sound system designed to give you a bit more noise from behind the wheel.

Above: Do you prefer the Civic Type R with or without the wing?

Is the Civic Type R Sport Line bound for Australia?

Although Honda has confirmed the Type R Limited Edition for Australia, it's says the Sport Line is only headed for Europe.

The company didn't confirm when the updated Type R GT, equivalent to our current model, will touch down locally.