Honda will produce a Type R from the new generation, five-door, euro-spec Civic with around 210 HP.
The Honda Civic Type R will make its return to the new generation euro-spec Civic range, according to a report by Auto Express.
The British magazine reports that Honda will be opting for a 2.0 liter turbocharged unit this time with an output of around 210 bhp (157 kW / 213 PS) and matched to a six-speed manual gearbox. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is expected to come in at around 6.5 seconds and the car will have a top speed of about 150 mph (241 km/h).
The new Civic's longer and wider chassis itself will help better handling but the Type R will also come with a body kit that includes a large mesh grille, lower chin front spoiler, side skirts and a rear diffuser and extended spoiler at the back. The car will also benefit from a tauter suspension and will compete against the likes of the VW Golf GTI.
The Honda Civic Type R will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatch (as is the standard euro-spec Civic) and will debut in 2013 with prices in the U.K. starting at around £23,000 (€26,822).
Click on the AutoExpress source link below to see their rendering of what the Civic Type R could look like.
[Editor's note: Photos shown to the side are of the Mugen Honda Civic Type R.]