All-New Honda Civic Type R Lands In The U.S.

For the first time ever, Honda enthusiasts in the United States will be able to enjoy the fabled Type R badge, something many other countries have savored for decades.

The new Civic Type R was unveiled in production-guise at the Geneva Motor Show and will make its U.S. debut at next month’s New York Auto Show and prior to its local launch, a new official video of the car has been released.

As you’d expect, the clip including numerous stunning glamor shots of the Japanese marque’s latest hot hatch and presents it in a pristine shade of white. Clouded in smoke, it looks incredibly aggressive and is bathed in a number of gloss black components and a selection of carbon fiber accents.

Under the car’s hot skin is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 316 hp. That power is sent exclusively through the front wheels via a manual six-speed transmission with automatic rev-matching.

Featuring a 38 per cent stiffer body and redesigned suspension, the new Civic Type R has the potential to be the best yet. Will it be a rival for the Ford Focus RS? We’ll have to wait a few months to see.

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  • Sunny Wong

    First time ever? what about the US Integra Type R from 1997- 2001?

    • cooper

      That fart can buzz machine does not matter.

      • Trackhacker

        That car actually had style…unlike this ricer edition. They should of called it the New Civic Type Rice

  • Shtekeris

    So much smoke, the owner must be vaping.

    • TheBelltower

      It’s clearly not coming from the front wheels, so they’re probably burning the clutch.

  • cooper

    This hideous looking auto will be a hit for about 12 months in the U.S. Then it will just sit on lots after people realize how bad the torque steer in real world driving.

  • TheBelltower

    Good gawd this thing is dumb looking!

  • PETROL_V8_STICK

    What an eye sore. Of all the Type R’s this is the one that I wish it wouldn’t make it to North America.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Honda:
    Give US a Type-R.

    Make it ugly.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Will it understeer more than an AUDI?

  • KidRed

    The Si ugliness comes with a paltry 192ft-lb of torque. I wonder what this R ugliness will end up with.

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