Honda will unveil its most anticipated production model since the new NSX, the next-generation Civic Type R, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March.
Previewed by the Honda Civic Type R concept (pictured) at the Paris Motor Show in September last year, the final production model will take centre stage at Honda’s booth in Geneva and expectations for the brand’s hottest model in a while are high.
We don’t expect the production Civic Type R deviate much from the concept that Honda’s showed us. Going by the aggressive looks of outgoing Civic Type R, the new one is sure to carry the baton with no shortage of scoops, vents and wings, topped with skirts and extended wheel arches.
The concept’s 20-inch rollers may make way for 19-inch items in production form, but the triple tipped exhaust and red exterior accent are expected to make it to showroom floors.
We don’t have any performance figures on the car yet, but we already know the 2018 Civic Type R will be powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder VTEC engine from the current model where it develops 225kW and 400Nm. It is believed the new model could get as much as 250kW and 450Nm of torque.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been confirmed for Australia and is expected to arrive in the 3rd quarter of 2017.