The forthcoming Honda Civic Type R looks likely to be the first in a series of variants for the hot hatch.
The next cab off the rank is likely to be a more hardcore version of the Civic Type R. This model should feature more power than today’s Type R, which comes with a 235kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual and a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds.
Also on the drawing board is a version “focused more on the grand touring aspect”. This toned down version would be tasked with broadening the Civic Type R’s market appeal.
If these plans come to fruition, the Civic Type R will follow in the footsteps of the Renault Clio RS and Volkswagen Golf GTI/GTE/R, amongst others, which are available with a variety of engine outputs, trims and specifications.