The new-generation Honda Civic Type-R hot hatch is still 100 percent on track for an Australian launch prior to completion of 2017, the business's regional chief stated today.
This suggests hotted-up Honda diehards will quickly have the ability to get their hands on a rejoinder to the all-conquering Ford Focus RS.
2017 Honda Civic Type-R Australian launch
The impending return of the Type-R badge to Australian coasts prior to completion of next year marks a return of a renowned badge that has actually been inactive here given that 2012. It'll show up 6 months after the tamer variations of the Civic hatch.
As we understand, the business's regional arm was never ever able to give newest generation of the badge, a track warrior, due to huge European need and minimal production.
Now, however, Honda makes clear that it is battling hard to gain back lost mojo, which indicates establishing efficiency vehicles in a more prompt way, and sending them to essential markets all over the world.
" Performance-wise it'll be impressive," stated Honda Australia director Stephen Collins today.
" I believe last time we offered around 2000 Type-Rs, so we have a big volume out there and we'll bring the very best Type-R to the marketplace. When I state that, we actually believe this'll have all the stylish characteristics the badge is well-known for."
While we do not know all the specifics of the automobile yet, it'll when again be based just on the Civic hacht, and will be integrated in the UK. It'll likewise improve the outbound Type-R's outputs of 231kW/400Nm, though anticipate a 2.0-litre turbo to stay the system of option.
As we comprehend it, Honda will likewise stick to a front-wheel drive setup unlike the AWD Focus. The business obviously desires it to be to fastest FWD automobile around Germany's popular Nurburgring circuit.
Anticipate the business to likewise keep the six-speed handbook gearbox as the shifter of option, much like the Ford, however unlike the next-generation of the Renault Megane Sport, and the Volkswagen Golf R, which will likely provide handbook and automobile alternatives.
" I do not believe it will affect volumes, if you see exactly what's occurring with Focus RS [a vehicle that has big waiting lists] If we went the other method and just had automobile I do not believe that 'd be appropriate to the marketplace."
" I believe our lover base is sobbing out for a handbook, thats the setup we believe will work for us," stated Scott McGregor, Honda Australia basic supervisor of client and interactions.
McGregor stated the business's regional arm had queries concerning a Type-R replacement returning years, which the upcoming pre-sale site for the next design was most likely to "go bananas".
Are you a Honda Civic Type-R owner or lover? Are you thrilled to lastly get your hands on a follower?