We have all seen the new Civic Type R “prototype” by now but Honda has officially confirmed that the production version of the new Type R will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. It is definitely an exciting story for all the Honda fans out there, and we’re excited too. However, we aren’t really expecting much of a change from the concept that has already been making the rounds. Anyone who has seen the new Civic Type R prototype up close knows that it is pretty much a production car as it stood.
So, if the “prototype” is mostly a production car anyway, what is all the excitement about? Well, we are really hoping that once the production car makes its world debut, Honda will finally divulge all the technical information it has been holding back: horsepower, torque, suspension, weight, and all that good stuff. We are also expecting Honda to reveal the Civic Type R’s MSRP. We are guessing it will fall somewhere between $38k and $42k but it is really anyone’s guess.
Honda has confirmed that production of the new Civic Type R will start summer 2017 in the UK and will be exported across Europe, to the US (for the first time ever), and Japan. Though we don’t know when we should expect to see the Type R actually show up on showroom floors in the US. With any luck, Honda will reveal that info as well.
Stay tuned for more info as we’re sure a few more tidbits may leak out before the big debut! For the official word from Honda, check out the press release below.
All-new Honda Civic Type R makes world debut in production form
From the next chapter of the Type R legend to a concept car that can read your emotions, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will see Honda showcase a range of its advanced vehicle and powertrain technologies.
Civic Type R
The highlight of Honda’s show presence will be the unveiling of the all-new Civic Type R, which has been engineered to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot hatch segment. The Type R was developed in parallel with the new standard Civic hatchback, with mutual benefits to the dynamics and refinement of both vehicles. Type R will feature Honda’s latest 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine.
Production of the new Civic Type R will start in summer 2017 at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, and the car will be exported across Europe and to other markets around the world, including Japan and the US. Its arrival in North America will mark the first time that any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold there.
Honda will officially unveil the production version of the all-new Civic Type R at 11:30am (CET) on its Geneva Motor Show stand, located in Hall 4.