EXPECTED DELIVERY: 2017
PRICE: TBA, BUT LESS THAN $50K
SPECS: 2.0-LITRE TURBOCHARGED VTEC ENGINE WITH MORE THAN 230kW AND400Nm
Rarely has a marque needed excitement more desperately than Honda, which long ago began to resemble a pipe and a pair of slippers on wheels.
Those with extended memories can recall when the Japanese manufacturer did exciting things, such as the Integra, and slapped Type R badges on everything, but in Australia it’s been a long time between drinks. Finally, a new Civic Type R has been confirmed for our market. It’s a six-speed, manual-only designed to take on hot heroes like the Ford Focus RS. We hope it’s as good as it looks.