New Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva motor show

Published: 16 February 2017

► It's the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R
► Confirmed for Geneva motor show
► World debut on 7 March 2017

Here's another confirmed world debut for the 2017 Geneva motor show: the Japanese have announced the new Honda Civic Type R will be shown in a few days' time. 

See the new CTR for real on 7 March - the car pictured here is the concept car shown at the 2016 Paris motor show, which gives a strong indicator of what to expect. 

Honda has confirmed:

  • The latest 2.0-litre VTEC turbo petrol engine
  • 'The most rewarding drive in the hot hatch segment'
  • Production starts in summer 2017
  • British-built at Swindon factory in Wiltshire
  • Will be sold in Japan and the US, for the first time

Click here for the full lowdown on the Civic Type R concept car

New 2017 Honda Civic Type R: more details please!

Apart from the above, nothing is official yet, but CAR magazine ran a detailed scoop dossier on the new R in the magazine last year. 

We revealed how it would remain front-wheel drive (no Focus RS AWD here, folks), sport huge 20in alloy wheels and put at least 310bhp through a six-speed manual gearbox. And the tenth-generation Civic architecture allows the holy grail of more space but less bulk. The CTR has always been a family-friendly, practical kind of hot hatch.

Were our predictions accurate? Find out on 7 March, when the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is shown for real...

What else will be on the Honda stand at the Geneva motor show?

The NeuV (pronounced ‘new-v’) electric car will also be on hand at Geneva. It's the car's European debut, after first being shown at CES in January 2017.

That's quite a mouthful!

Indeed. It stands for New Electric Urban Vehicle and shows Honda's vision for how a city car should look in this new carbon-crunched age. It's pictured below.

Honda says privately-owned vehicles sit idle for 96% of the time - so this is a look at how to increase use by sharing and pooling of vehicles among like-minded locals.

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By Tim Pollard

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  • The new Honda Civic Type R in concept guise
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