With the 2017 Geneva Motor Show really close by, it’s a never ending slew of announcements and leaks.
Honda is about to bring one of it’s most popular cars to the expo and this time it is a production version that buyers are eagerly looking forward to.
The Honda Civic Type R is getting a debut at the Geneva show. This time, it’s not a concept model but rather the production version of the car. The concept was originally showcased at the 2016 Paris auto show much to the delight of customers. It’s a family friendly car that’s been around for a very long time and is one of the budget friendly choices in North America among many other regions. After the initial concept reveal last September, the production version of the Civic Type R will make a grand debut.
The actual specifications of the car is very much under wraps at the moment. Honda wants to make the most out of their auto show reveal. Rumors claim that the next generation edition will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. The surprising addition is that this particular powertrain will be able to produce more than 300 horsepower and it’s such a benchmark output for this commuter friendly model.
All models or at least the base model will use a front wheel drive system. The powertrain is mated to a six speed manual transmission system. The 300-hp is a huge number to deliver and with these speculations, Honda definitely has to prove themselves during the big reveal. If they can pull it off, they are sure to impress the audience and the Civic Type R could once again break sales record to become one of the fastest selling variants in North America.
The upcoming model will go against the Ford Focus RS that delivers a solid 350 horsepower while it’s next competitor Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S offers 305 horsepower. They have such a large fan following and has set new benchmarks that Honda has to beat in order to give a tough contention to other manufacturers. The actual performance numbers will be revealed when the Honda Civic Type R gets an official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The event should shed some light on what the brand has to show us and it will also be the venue where all top automobile manufacturers showcase their best technology designed for the future.