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Geneva 2015 Preview: Honda Civic Type R to make world debut

Geneva 2015 Preview: Honda Civic Type R to make world debut image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted January 29, 2015 08:20

First model to use the new 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine

Images of the all-new, British-built Honda Civic Type R are still under ‘lock and key’ but the company has revealed it will finally make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Calling it the ‘race car for the road,’ Honda says it ‘will be the most extreme Type R ever built, with blistering performance and thrilling dynamics that set new standards in the segment.’

It will be the first model using Honda’s new 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine and will sport aggressive styling while using all-new chassis technology that the company says will provide the ‘most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector.’

“There’s no denying the past six or seven years have been tough for the Honda brand but with the fruits of a massive R&D investment now coming to the fore, 2015 is our year and the sleeping giant is awakening.  Geneva is our spring board to explode the Honda brand back to where we belong, with these outstanding new products, along with our F1 partnership, making us a desirable proposition once more,” said Philip Crossman, Managing Director of Honda UK.

Aside from the debut of the Honda Civic Type R, the NSX will be making its European debut while the all-new Jazz, HR-V and FCV concept will also be on display along with the 2015 McLaren-Honda F1 racer ahead of F1 season opener.

Honda also released this short clip with the engine and exhaust note of the upcoming Civic Type R: