The Honda Type R will it be automatic in 2023?  

Based on earlier Civic Type R versions, it is most likely that the 2023 model will only be offered with a manual transmission.  

From 2017 until 2021, the Civic Type R's first generation was built,

This was due to the Type R's design as a high-performance driver's car,

which made the manual transmission more enjoyable to drive and gave the driver more control.  

Honda might eventually offer a manual or dual-clutch transmission as an option,  

but for the time being the Civic Type R only comes

with the standard manual transmission.