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.
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.
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.