The Honda Civic Type R Euro disappeared from European markets after 2010, but a new version is coming back for more. Honda will confirm production of the new hot hatch at the Paris Motor Show in September, reports Autocar.
Details on the new Civic Type R are scarce, but it’s likely to debut at the Geneva show in March, when we’ll discover whether an updated engine or new downsized turbo engine will be under the hood. Like the last-gen U.S.-spec Civic Si, the previous Civic Type R Euro used a normally aspirated 2.0-liter I-4 that produced 197 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque and was paired to a six-speed manual transmission. Although the North American Si and the Type R shared powertrains, the Civic Type R’s chassis and suspension tuning provided an entirely different experience.
Handling was improved, thanks to a lighter body and more rigid chassis. The Type R also had unique suspension tuned for optimum grip. A limited-slip differential and larger, lightweight 18-inch wheels shod with high-performance tires also helped with cornering. Autocar says the new Type R will go on sale about a year after its Geneva debut. Markets haven’t been announced, but don’t expect to see it here.