Honda Civic Type-R confirmed for 2015 image

The Japanese based automaker has recently announced its plans to launch the new Civic Type-R over the following years, in 2015.

Plans of producing a new Honda Civic Type-R have been around for quite some time but it seems that the carmaker doesn’t want a new C-segment hot hatch. Well, things are about to change because the carmaker’s CEO, Takanobu, told Auto Express that the Civic Type-R is still on track but the vehicle’s fans will not be pleased to hear that they might wait two more years until they will be able to get the car home, as the model should make its way onto the market in 2015.

The brand new Honda Civic Type-R should be powered by either a 1.6 liter or by a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, which will produce a total output of 265 HP (198 kW) but as much as 300 HP (224 kW) might be squeezed from the unit. The Civic Type-R will be tested on the Ring where the carmaker is planning to take down the record from the Megane Trophy. Additional details on the future generation of the Honda Civic Type-R are limited for the moment and will probably be announced sometimes in 2015, close to the model’s debut.

Source: Auto Express