According to announcements made by Honda Motor Company Limited, the all-new type R of Honda Civic will make its first world debut in the production stage at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The Type R Civic will be sold across the European market before being sold in countries Japan and United States. In fact, this car will be the first Type R vehicle from Honda to be sold in the United States.
The prototype stage pictures of the Honda City Type R looks sharp and edgy. The wheels are larger, with new bumpers and red coloured Brembo brake calipers. The exhaust system gets a 458 Italia styled design. The production ready version should look similar to what we can see here. However, minor tweaks here and there can be expected. Being manufactured alongside the Civic hatchback, it will be made with mutual benefits to the refinement of the dynamics of its near sibling.
The company has somewhat confirmed that the Honda Civic Type R will be getting a 2.0-litre Turbo VTEC petrol trim. This can be an updated version of the engine that is used in the FK2 model. The FK2 model is powered by a powerful 306 bhp at the maximum and 400 Nm peak torque. The transmission option in the Type R is expected to be a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. Apart from this, exact power figures and other relevant details have not been revealed as of now.
Despite the fact that the Geneva Motor SHow 2017 is less than a month away, Honda has said that the Type R Civic will enter the production facility by the summers of 2017 at the HUM (Honda UK Manufacturing) facility which currently makes the current Honda Civic hatchback.
Interestingly, the previous generation of the Honda Civic Type R was also manufactured at the Honda UK Manufacturing unit before being exported globally.