Report: Honda’s Chief Engineer confirms new ‘hot’ Civic for Europe
Along with the debut of the new Euro-spec Honda Civic, chief engineer Mitsuru Kariya was able to release some information regarding Honda’s future. This particular bit of news refers to the popular hot hatch, the Honda Civic Type-R. Never has the Honda Civic Type-R been imported into the US. It’s a shame because apparently a new one is definitely works, as Honda has never brought us a Civic Type-R.
“It [the performance version] is already under discussion,” said Kariya. “We know Type R was a big success, especially in the UK market, and we are now looking for a car to be developed in that direction. Whether it will be called Type R is not certain though.”
Check out our original post on the Honda Civic Euro-spec.
Not much else was said however. But through the history of the Type-R, we could expect a high-revving four-banger that spins fast enough to generate its own universe and sharp handling characteristics.
– By: Chris Chin