Did you catch the reveal of the 2016 Honda Civic Type R at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show? The hot hatchback will make its North American debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York City on March 22nd. This will be the Civic’s 10th generation and its arrival will be replete with the sedan, coupe, and hot variations such as the Civic Si and the top of the line Type-R, that is still to come.
The rest of the world has been blessed with the Civic Type-R in the past, but the ‘Murican’s haven’t been so lucky. The 2017 Civic Type-R will be the first to grace North America and will do so in the Hatchback only guise. There’s not a lot of technical details available yet, but we should expect something with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine flavor, cranking out 300-310 horsepower and most likely similar numbers for lb-ft of torque. Here’s the press release from Honda that has got us frothing about driving the Type-R in the Land of the Free:
Civic Hatchback to debut just ahead of New York International Auto Show
Epic 10th-generation Civic journey continues as Honda rolls out the sportiest most expansive lineup in Civic history
Prototype offers best look yet at Euro sport hatch-inspired compact car
Fresh on the heels of its global introduction at the Geneva Motor Show, the Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype will make its North American debut in New York on March 22, just ahead of the 2016 New York International Auto Show. The Civic Hatchback Prototype showcases the aggressive new design of the 2017 Civic Hatchback, launching later this year as the third new Civic variant in what constitutes the sportiest most expansive Civic lineup ever, including the 2016 Sedan and Coupe and still-to-come Civic Si variants and radical new Civic Type R.
With its sporty lines, Honda Turbo engine technology, hatchback utility and an impressive list of premium features and cutting-edge safety technology, the Civic Hatchback Prototype infuses the Civic lineup with an added layer of five-door versatility, as well as a big dose of European hot hatch styling.
Additional details about the Civic Hatchback Prototype will be available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/honda on March 22 at 2:20 p.m. EST. For the latest information about the 10th-Generation Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe, please visit http://hondanews.com/channels/civic.
The design is similar to the one seen in last year’s New York International Auto Show. We can’t wait to see a more production-like prototype this year, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted. Stay tuned!