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by David Zalstein

Production of the next-generation Honda Civic Type-R will be confirmed at the upcoming 2012 Paris motor show in September, according to a report from the UK.

Autocar reports that company insiders have confirmed plans for a return of the Civic Type-R hot-hatch.

According to the report, the new Civic Type-R is likely to be seen in March next year, at the 2013 Geneva motor show, before hitting dealerships later that year.

1997 EK9 Honda Civic Type R

While engine specifications are not yet known, debate abounds over the next-generation model’s powerplant; whether it will be a naturally aspirated engine adding to the high-revving Honda Type-R legacy, or in a complete shift of brand ideology, a turbocharged unit.

2007 Honda Civic Type R

The previous-generation Honda Civic Type-R was forced out of production after its rev-loving normally aspirated VTEC engine failed to meet heightened emissions requirements.

If the report is accurate, the new Civic Type-R would be built in the UK alongside the regular Civic hatch, which went on sale in Australia last month.




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