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2018 Honda Civic Type R Production Version Set To Debut At 2017 Geneva Auto Show

By James Yu , Feb 17, 2017 10:59 AM EST
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The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has already generated a lot of hype when it made its debut in a prototype version. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is scheduled to make an appearance at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show and this time, it will appear in a production version.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: The Production Version

As reported by Motor Trend, Honda has already shown the 2018 Civic Type R's prototype many times and it is high time that the automaker shows a production version. Apparently, this is exactly what Honda is doing at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that is set to take place in March.

Accordingly, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R production version is expected to sport a different appearance as compared to the prototypes. It was mentioned that the latest prototype of the 2018 Civic Type R shown by Honda featured bold rear spoilers along with extended wheel arches LED headlights with smoked lenses. In addition, the latest prototype also showed a carbon fiber splitter along with a roof scoop that gives the 2018 Honda Civic Type R an aggressive look.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: Expected Powertrain

According to a report from CNET, there is not much information revealed yet regarding the powertrain of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. However, it was confirmed that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. It was also mentioned that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will have a front wheel drive (FWD) configuration like its previous versions. The outgoing 2.0-liter engine of the previous model makes 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and other reports suggest that the 2018 Honda Civic Type R's new 2.0 engine will produce more.

2018 Honda Civic Type R: The Debut

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show will kick off on March 9, 2017 and will last until March 19, 2017 as reported. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is expected to be among those that will catch the most attention at the upcoming motor show. Fans and enthusiasts that have anxiously been waiting to see the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will simply have to wait until the 2017 Geneva Motor Show before they can see the production model.

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