The Honda Civic Type R lives on, with a concept version of the next generation model for Europe set to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, giving a glimpse on what to expect when the production version debuts in 2015.
Honda sells two versions of the Civic – the Asian and American versions being C-segment sedans whilst the European version is a hatchback with smaller dimensions. Both versions the previous Civic Type R were discontinued in 2010, two years before the eighth generation Civic ended production, leading to speculation of the model’s future.
The new Civic Type R Concept Model is obviously based on the current-generation European Civic, and it is unknown if the current sedan which we are familiar with will get a Type R derivative as well. The previous Civic FD2R sedan was meant as a Japan-only model, though Malaysia later acquired the distinction of being the only market outside Japan which enjoys its official presence.
Another interesting display in store from Honda in Geneva will be the new Honda NSX, which will showcase its longitudinal twin-turbocharged V6 direct injection engine mated to the company’s new 3-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system.
Pictures: Official Honda release.