Next-gen Honda Civic Type R to go on sale in 2015 image

The next generation of the Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in Europe in 2015 and the model will get an impressive 250HP from a 1.6L turbocharged engine.

The upcoming Honda Civic Type R it should become the fastest ever front-wheel drive to go around the Nurburgring, a record which is currently held by Renaultsport, and this might just happen if the Japanese based automaker will develop the new generation of the Civic Type R on the previous version of the model, which turned out to be faster than the outgoing one.

The company’s CEO Takanobu Ito has recently announced that the next generation of the Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in 2015 and the model will be sold exclusively across the Old Continent. The future hot hatch will get a 1.6 liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine under its hood, which will produce a total output of 250 horsepower.

The unit will be mated to an eight-speed dual clutch transmission which should help the future Civic Type R’s performance, along with the lightweight materials which will drop its total weight to less than 1,200 kg. Additional details on the model are limited and will probably be announced over the following years.

Source: Auto Express