Exclusive – Honda Civic Type R to remain a 5-door hatchback image

The newest Japanese hot hatch, the Honda Civic Type R, will not be offered in a 3-door version or in a wagon body style, as a Honda official has recently confirmed.

The new generation of the Honda Civic Type R will only be offered in a five-door hatchback body style. The announcement has been made by a source within the company to inautonews.com who stated that the Type R Tourer or 3-door Civic Type R are not even planned and, considering the fact that versions such as a convertible or a sedan will have no meaning in the segment, the new hot hatch will remain in its five-door body style.

“There are no current plans to introduce a Civic Type R Tourer / three-door Civic Type R”, said the Honda representative.

The Honda Civic Type R has been officially introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, a few weeks back. The hot hatch has an aerodynamic body kit, a front splitter, ventilated front fenders, larger air intakes in the new front bumper, larger side skirts, underbody panels channeling the air to the diffuser, a prominent rear wing and so on. There are also 19-inch wheels with 235/35 tires while the cabin is bringing the leather wrapped steering wheel, the sports seats with red contrast and the carried over design. Power is being provided by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit, rated at 310 HP (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, sending power to the FWD through a 6-speed manual transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in 5.7s and top speed is 270 km/h (167 mph).