All-new Honda Civic Type R to be launched in Geneva

All-new Honda Civic Type R to be launched in Geneva

Honda has announced that the all-new Honda Civic Type R will make its world debut in production form at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Firstly, it is confirmed that a 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo petrol engine will power the new Civic Type R, likely an updated version of the one found in the FK2 model (306 hp/400 Nm), mated to a six-speed manual. Honda says the new one is “engineered to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot hatch segment” but did not reveal much in the way of the car’s performance.

However, it did note that production of the Civic Type R will begin in summer 2017 at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, the same factory that produced the previous Civic Type R and current Civic Hatchback.

The Type Rs made there will make their way across Europe as well as other markets around the world. This includes Japan and the United States, with the latter marking the first time any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold there.

All-new Honda Civic Type R to be launched in Geneva

As for how it will look, the Civic Type R Prototype (pictured here) from last year’s Paris Motor Show is a good indicator, with loads of aggressive styling befitting the nameplate. This includes new bumpers, larger wheels, red Brembo brake calipers and a 458 Italia-style exhaust. The production version should appear similar, albeit with a few minor alterations to be deemed roadworthy.

Honda says the Type R was developed alongside the new Civic Hatchback, with “mutual benefits to the dynamics and refinement of both vehicles.” This should include an adaptive damper system, which is available on higher-spec variants of the Civic Hatchback in Europe.

We’ll get full details of the Civic Type R during its reveal at the Geneva Motor Show, which is less than a month away. Excited?

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type R Prototype

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  • Not Toyota Fan on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Excited? YES. Can afford? No.

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    • Ugly car gets even uglier.

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      • Connect on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        Ekzos at center. This truly a man’s car.

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      • timmy on Feb 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

        Ugly design, extremely poor engine performance, outdated stone age manual gearbox compared to its rivals A45, Audi RS1, Golf R, etc.
        But in Malaysia, Hondas are loved to death. Depressing mindset.
        Dear Mour, you cannot say Hondas are ugly, Malaysians here strongly disagree because all are blinded by Honda’s Brand Image.

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        • Malaysians believe in their infamous tagline ma bro ‘The Power of Dream’ without the s. Broken English.
          Only in Malaysia, Malaysians mindset already states that “Hondas are the best ma bro, have VTEC ma, can play, modify until explode ar Bandar Sunway”.LOL
          Any car with the Big H emblem on it is immediately desirable among Malaysian car standards and tastes.

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        • “its rival A45, Audi RS1, Golf R”.
          Dude did u know what are you talking about?
          If only mazda willing to produce mazda 3 (sdn) mps then we have proper comparison.

          Stonage gearbox.. LOL
          This car bulid for a group of enthusiast which u didnt belong to.

          Have u heard porsche build 911R?

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      • safety 1st on Feb 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm

        getting weird design.. like a cartoon transformer character hahaa

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  • Mikey on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    So, M’sian will only get the Real McCoy(R) next year. Maybe Brother’s Auto supermart will clone the Type R side skirts, front/rear spoilers soon.

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  • Henry on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    This doesn’t look as quirky as the outgoing one.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    still prefer the fd2r

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  • johnsonjohn on Feb 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Fd2R and Ek9 are both seriously dead now.
    Both are outclassed by the Fk2R even though it is VTEC turbocharged.

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    • typerfan on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      The recent news showed that the FK2R is out of production just like the FD2R. Highly desirable for Honda purists no doubt. Recons are currently available but reserved for the upper middle class Malaysian type R fans. Prices are extremely expensive:(

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  • Malaysian Supercar Racing Driver Demon on Feb 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I hope it is automatic, coz i malaysian i buy car to lansi and erm i dont know how to hold stick except my kukuchiao

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