The Honda Civic Type R will finally be going to make the debut at the Geneva Motor Show confirms the report. Moreover, the Japanese automaker will also bring the NeuV electric car and the Clarity Fuel Cell.
Honda is going to officially unveil the new Civic Type R during the Geneva Motor Show next month, confirmed by Autoblog. Honda has teased the said car with concepts and other unveils in the past, but this is the first time everyone will be going to get a look at the stock version, which will be offered to consumers.
The new Honda Civic Type R will be based on the tenth-generation Civic. Honda will build the car in Swindon by Honda of the UK Manufacturing and from there; the car will be exported around the world and even sold in North America!
The 2016 Paris Motor Show had seen the unveiling of the Type R prototype. It had a triple-exit exhaust system, which is as same as the Ferrari F40, 20-inch wheels, a carbon fiber diffuser, and flared arches. The more traditional body shape will also mean a boost in practicality for the Civic. The new Honda Civic Type R will be around 30mm wider, 20mm lower and 130mm longer than at present, as per Auto Express.
The latest from Hondo will also feature a new 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged engine. The Honda Civic Type R will only be obtainable in a six-speed manual, contrary to past rumors which it will be available in CVT. It will be a very rewarding car to drive and the official production of the car will start in summer 2017.
More details about the vehicle have surfaced online, which includes that it will remain front-wheel drive, sports 20-inch alloy wheels, and have at least 310 horsepower. CNET reported that Honda will bring two other vehicles to display at the Geneva Motor Show, first is Clarity Fuel Cell, which is the Japanese automobile manufacturer's new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. The car has a range and fill-up time similar to a gas-powered car. It will also have battery-electric and hybrid variants later on.
The third vehicle is the NeuV, which has debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. It is a battery-electric vehicle built for sharing and can be loaned out to other drivers. The electricity it produces can also be sent back to the grid to help the load during peak hours. It has an AI "emotion engine" which can contribute to reading a driver's emotions and respond in kind.
The Honda Civic Type R will definitely be one of the highlights of the Geneva Motor Show, while the Clarity Fuel Cell and the NeuV will also be great additions. The Geneva Motor Show will be running from March 9 to March 19, so we'll get a look at the car in just under a month from now.