The introduction is just beginning to many global markets, including the United States, but there are already plans in the pipeline to spawn variations of the new Honda Civic Type R, so it goes. According to an Automotive News report, Honda is aiming to introduce additional versions of the Type R in an effort to broaden its consumer base by spreading its appeal over a wider range.

“We’re hoping that by gradually putting out more [variants] that we’ll be able to maintain a more stable sales volume,” Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer for the Civic model range, told the publication.

On the cards is a more hard-core version of the Type R. Supposedly, there’s going to be more horsepower – the 2.0 litre Honda VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine currently develops 320 PS and 400 Nm, so one wonders how much more is going to be shoved in.

Also on the list is a version “focused more on the grand touring aspect,” which would broaden the car’s target market, and an all-wheel-drive version could also come to be, in a bid to pitch the Type R against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf R and the Ford Focus RS.

GALLERY: 2017 Honda Civic Type R