New Honda Civic Type-R coming

By CARSIFU | 17 February 2017

TOKYO: Set for its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March is the legendary Honda Civic Type-R that will grace the hot hatch segment once more.

Production of the Type-R will begin in the second quarter at Honda's British plant in Swindon.

Honda Civic Type R prototype - 03

It will be front-wheel driven and powered with the Japanese carmaker's 325hp 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine should be mated to a manual transmission only.

Following which, the car will then be exported across Europe and to other markets around the world, including Japan and the US.

Honda Civic Type R prototype - 05

Its arrival in North America marks the first time a Honda-badged Type-R has ever been officially sold there.

Also to grace Geneva this year from Honda will be the Clarity Fuel Cell with the first batch of cars having already reached Europe before the end of last year.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
The company touts the Clarity as the "world’s most advanced fuel cell vehicle" that has the ability to reach over 620km on a single charge.

Last but not least is the 'sensitive' Honda NeuV electric vehicle concept, which marks its first appearance in Europe after making the scene at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Honda NeuV

The EV concept comes with artificial intelligence, which helps in reading human emotions in order to provide and recommend choices, while serving as an automated ride-sharing vehicle.