Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Type-R Production Model Confirmed For March Reveal In Geneva

It has taken a long time and a whole load of teases, but Honda has finally decided on an official reveal of the production version of the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R. As confirmed by the Japanese manufacturer, the 2017 Type-R production version, the fire-breathing sibling to the already stellar 10th-generation Honda Civic, is set for debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type-R has been making rounds in the rumor mill for a while now, with car enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the final release date for the latest iteration of the iconic car. Auto-themed website CarAdvice stated that the 2017 Civic Type-R is set for a rollout soon, with the car being confirmed for release in Australia, where it will be available for purchase sometime around the end of the year.

What has really managed to get Honda fans excited, however, is that the iconic performance car would be available for American markets for the first time. The Japanese manufacturer has previously confirmed that the 2017 Civic Type-R would officially begin production this summer in the carmaker’s Swindon, U.K., facility. Thus, while unconfirmed, the highly-anticipated vehicle might actually make it to the United States sometime this year.

The specifics of the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R have not been revealed as of yet, but speculations are high that the final production model would be very similar to the Type-R prototypes that were revealed by the carmaker recently.

Under the hood, the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R is expected to feature an updated, upgraded version of the outgoing model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine. The powerful engine is speculated to be tuned to about 250 kW of power and 450Nm of torque.

The price of the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R are currently unknown, but considering its predecessors, there is a good chance that the upcoming vehicle would be reasonably priced for its class. Stephen Collins, director for Honda in Australia, has stated that the company is expecting a volume of about 200 units per month.

While the 2017 Civic Type-T would most likely steal the show at Geneva, Honda is also set to reveal a unique EV concept at the upcoming motor show. Dubbed as the NeuV, the ridesharing-focused automated electric vehicle is expected to be capable of picking up and driving commuters from one destination to another on its own.

Overall, 2017 seems to be a strong year for Honda. With the 2017 Civic Type-R finally getting ready for production, and with the car being made available in the United States for the first time, there is a pretty good chance that the carmaker might very well have a pretty good run this year.

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