Those of you lucky enough to have had the Honda Civic Type R will get another one: Autocar reports that Honda has approved the next-generation of its much-lusted-after hot hatch and will make an announcement at the Paris Motor Show. The return of the Type R was speculated on last year in an Auto Express story, but this news puts Honda's imprimatur on the Type R's arrival. After the purported Paris announcement, the timeline is for a Geneva Motor Show reveal and an on-sale date in about a year from now.

If the report is to be believed, the next CTR will not have the naturally aspirated K20 VTEC engine pointing the way – that motor's lack of compliance with Euro emissions regulations being the reason the Civic Type R was discontinued. The Auto Express report predicts a 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developed by Mugen – that would be up 12 horsepower from the 2010 model, but down 46 horses on the limited edition Type R tuned by Mugen that was "a tribute to the Honda K20" engine and part of the last model's run. It's said the 2013 will feature a stop/start system and a six-speed manual.

We'll be on the lookout for official news in Paris, and as with previous Type R models and the five-door bodystyle seen above, we don't expect this car to come to the U.S.


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      Felspawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the Euro civic looks great and i do wish it was sold here. While i understand some people dont like the look thats fine, it doesn't have to appeal to everyone, At least its not trying to blend in like every other car in the segment (Honda included)
        Kahz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felspawn
        'not trying to blend in'? It already looks like a Civic, a dissapointment.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks a bit like a spaceship.
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      Front and Front 3/4 look is great looking, but full on side-shots, rear 3/4, and rear shots are just baffling how this design got approved. What happened to Honda? Their late 90's/early-mid 00's were designed very well as far as the civic goes. Even the more recent Si was nice. But this, this is horrible. I'm not sure how this got approved. It's certainly not going to put Honda back on the map in the segment they're direly wanting back.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      themish
      • 2 Years Ago
      i wish us americans could get one of these. poor honda. slowly loading the shotgun to shoot self in the foot repeatedly.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Allow me to fix your headline for you. "New Honda Civic Type-R approved. Already crushed by Ford Focus RS (and probably the ST) before it even makes production."
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fugly car, played out model/engine. There are too many better/faster options in this category.
      gregbwith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only 50 hp away from being competitive in 2008.
      tomatoflight
      • 2 Years Ago
      The decline of Honda's performance line continues.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Muhahahaha, now I'm in complete control of Honda!" --Satan.
        Karl T
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Satan is fictional. That crap above is, unfortunately, for real....
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      "we don't expect this car to come to the U.S. " Thank God. What an awful looking excuse for an automobile.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh well. US still has the 2012 Civic Si, really great car. Smooth 2.4 engine, quality interior, dcent fuel economy, 6 second flat 0-60 time. Very fun to drive. You can feel a lot of connection to the road.
        tomatoflight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The Civic Si is garbage. I quickly rose to my senses after owning one.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        >9th gen Si >good No.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Ahahahahahahahaahahahahaa No.
        MacProMan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        glad to hear it is pleasing, just not on the eyes anymore like it used to be... I want to love the Honda lineup but the styling is just not interested and so far from exciting it's not even funny :(
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