New Honda Civic Type R Revealed in Geneva

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Mar 14

Honda has upped its game by revealing the new Honda Civic Type R in Geneva

It’s radical in style and design and we can expect to see the road version of the Civic Type R next year. According to the senior project designer Masaru Hasegawa, “The current Civic line-up isn’t very exciting, so we needed to come up with something for European Honda fans that also fits our performance heritage,” He further added “Now, the Type R is aimed at the VW Golf R and Ford Focus RS. Those cars are subtle and more sophisticated-looking. But we wanted ours to be different and distinctive.”

The new Honda type R will be priced at around £30,000, when it arrives in 12 months, and it’ll be similar to the concept. We can easily say that the 276bhp+ 2.0-litre turbo engine will be hard to match on the road. Masaru Hasegawa explained: “Our engineers confirmed the size of the front bumper intakes and the rear wing angle, so both are about right for production. The tail-lights recall those of the NSX, although these are more sophisticated. It’d be nice to do the wing in black carbon, just like on the NSX R.”

Says Hasegawa-san: “This shows that despite the car’s outrageous looks, it’s very professional. It highlights the flared wings, and how the standard car’s creases are retained and integrated into the new look.” The concept was styled in Britain at Honda’s base in Swindon, Wiltshire, and the production car is being designed in Japan.