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2017 Honda Civic Type R unveiled, coming to US this spring

by Todd Haselton | March 7, 2017March 7, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

Honda unveiled the brand new Civic Type R during the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, finally putting an end to the heated anticipation for the first Honda R vehicle bound for the United States.

It’s quite a looker, isn’t it?

The Civic Type R sports a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC turbocharged 360hp i-VTEC engine under the hood with 295lb.-ft of torque between 2,500 to 4,500rpm, Honda said. Honda highlighted the car’s three driving modes, including Comfort, Sport and +R, and 6-speed manual transmission. “A new single-mass flywheel reduces clutch inertia by 25 percent versus the previous (European) Type R and a lower final gear ratio is employed to improve acceleration response,” Honda explained.

Inside the car you’ll find support for the latest mobile syncing technologies, including Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen display in the dash and a 540-watt 12-speaker audio system, too. The gorgeous outside of the vehicle doesn’t hurt, either. Flip through the gallery above for a closer look at the new Honda Civic Type R.

Coming this spring

The car’s engine will be manufactured in Ohio while the rest of the vehicle will be manufactured in Swindon, England. Look for the Honda Civic Type R this spring in the US. No word on pricing yet.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...