2017 Honda Civic Type R spied in Australia - The existing Civic Type R, based upon the previous-generation Civic hatch, never ever made it to Australia, having actually introduced late in the generation's life-cycle and with a left-hand drive advancement strategy.
The upcoming 2017 Honda Civic Type R has actually been spied by a keen-eyed Auto reader near the Gold Coast in Queensland today-- using Victoria plates, where the business is locateded-- ahead of the hot hatch's launch here prior to completion of next year.
2017 Honda Civic Type R spied in Australia
Information of the brand-new Civic Type R's powertrain are unofficial at this phase, though it's anticipated the brand-new vehicle will include a variation of the existing design's 231kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo owning the front wheels.
Out back, the model includes a huge rear wing and 3 tailpipes-- like the Ferrari 458.
While the majority of the body was hidden under swirly black and white camouflage, the car is quite recognisable as a Civic, and bears a strong similarity to the Type R 'model' which was exposed at the Paris motor program.
Auto reader Bernard identified the lorry-- which looks extremely near to being production-ready-- on the M1 highway on his method back to Brisbane.
In August, Honda's regional chief, Stephen Collins, validated that the brand-new Civic Type R is on track to release in Australia by the end of 2017, 6 months after the routine variations of the brand-new Civic hatch land Down Under.