As expected following it’s concept reveal at the Los Angeles Motor Show at the end of last year Honda have announced they will be showcasing the new Honda Civic Type R production model to crowds at the Geneva Motor Show.
Its very likely that the new model will have the proven 2.0litre turbo VTEC petrol engine in the 10th generation Civic. However, the 306bhp of the old Civic Type R is likely to be underpowered with todays competition and an output of 345bhp is more likely to be on the cards allowing it to compete with the Ford Focus RS.
Following on from the Los Angeles Motor Show with a look around the interior of the Civic Type R it’s likely to feature 3 driving modes with ‘comfort’ and ‘+R’ modes standing out. Production is most likely to start in the summer at Honda’s UK factory at Swindon with orders around the world also being produced in the UK.
Follow Grand Torque as we visit the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March and discover with us as we shed more light on the Civic Type R.
Author Matthew Pearson