• May 19th 2006 at 1:45PM
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World Car Fans has a gallery of new spy photos of Honda Motor's Euro-Civic hatchback, apparently in Type-R trim. The lightly disguised Civic looks like it should be a worthy competitor in the european market's hot hatch wars.

Although WCF reports that all models of the new hatch will get sportier suspension tuning than the sedan, the real fun is reserved for the Type-R, which gets a 197 hp 2-liter engine - good for a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds.

The Civic hatchback hits U.K. showrooms this summer, after its debut at the British Motor Show. The Type-R should appear next year. Follow the link for lots more photos!

[Source: World Car Fans] Thanks for the tip, Ebm14!

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      go to edmunds.com/insideline
      they have a pic of the european 4door civic hatchback.

      they also bring up the point that honda has a hotter engine lurking in the wings: the rdx's 2.3liter turbo... which they say will fit with only a change to engine mounts, and a new location for the intercooler... factory turbo civic anyone?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey I'd forgive the dated suspension if you get Fit weight and Civic Si power. Too bad we'll never see one in the states...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Stuart, thank you for posting what I submitted
      earlier this morning.
      I think this will be the next Acura RSX. I would modify the uni-brow headlamp design in favor of something a little more elegant and perhaps thin out the rear spoiler in the back to make it less of an afterthought.
      Also, please import this car from JP with optional AWD!
      If Honda would do such a thing, the 08'Impreza would automatically have something to worry about..death.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This car is IT!!! I love Hatchbacks,while I would like an R model,insurance prohibits it. A standard model with all power options,alarm,satellite radio and a 2.o litre engine,160 h.p. not the 197 h.p. engine and a 5 speed auto or the 2.2 diesel with 6 speed manual. I want it NOW!

      • 9 Years Ago
      So what you're saying is that it's a Jazz-ed up Fit?

      ...sorry, couldn't resist.
      • 9 Years Ago
      the latest civic is ugly already but Honda still got the balls to make the civic si even uglier ... kudos to Honda for being so brave in making the Honda Civic Si their UGLIEST product EVER
      • 9 Years Ago
      The pictures don't do the new civic justice. I've seen it in person and they look absolutely hot.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This is the best-looking Honda in years, but I hope that the Civic Type R is also offered in a two-door-with-hatch version, without the appearance-ruining rear 'doorets'.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh . . . There goes more sales for VW's Rabbit/GTI because Honda won't bring a hatch here to N.A. - Please bring the Civic Type R Hatch to N.A ASAP!

      Desparate Hatchback owner.
      • 9 Years Ago
      All I can say is "Ewwwwwwwww . . . . ."
      • 9 Years Ago
      So you get the fit with a the Si engine shoved in it, and it's a hatchback as well?? sign me up!! :)

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