Earlier this week, Honda released the first details and images of the upcoming Honda CR-Z ICF, a performance version of the hybrid hatchback developed by the company’s in-house tuning firm Mugen. Showing its commitment to performance models, senior sources at Honda have confirmed that the company will indeed be doing a new version of the Civic Type-R come 2013.
Manabu Nishimae, president of Honda Motor Europe said that the company will deliver to customers asking for performance and sport models.
You can expect the next Honda Civic Type-R to produce closer to 200-hp from a naturally-aspirated gasoline engine along with a bunch of body modifications.
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Sources also admitted to AutoCar that there is a possibility that more Type-R models could appear in the company’s lineup, however, nothing is official as of yet.
Refresher: The 2012 Honda Civic in Europe is offered with three engine options: a 1.4 l i-VTEC gasoline unit, a 1.8 l i-VTEC gasoline unit and a 2.2 l i-DTEC diesel engine. All the engines are combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, ECO Assist, and Idle Stop. They are also equipped with Hill Start Assist. The 1.8 l engine can be paired with a specially designed 5-speed automatic transmission.
- By: Omar Rana