Official: Honda to develop new Civic Type R, Jazz crossover and S2000 successor image

The Japanese based automaker Honda is planning to develop a new Type R by 2015, along with a Jazz crossover, a successor for the S2000 and the most fuel-efficient hybrid.

While everyone is getting ready for the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will officially open its gates for the media on the 27th of September, Honda is announcing its plans for the future. According to the car manufacturer, the Civic Type R will get a replacement by 2015, the Jazz will be transformed into a crossover, the S2000 will get a successor and what has been described as the most fuel-efficient hybrid will make its way onto the market.

The new Honda Civic Type R is expected to be faster on the Nurburgring than the Renault Megane RS and the company will develop it using the European version. The hot hatch should become the fastest front-wheel drive car on the Nurburgring. Besides the Civic Type R, Honda is also planning to develop a Jazz crossover, which should increase the company’s operating profit by 39 million euros by 2017. The model will be produced in Mexico and it should hit the market in 2014.

An official successor of the iconic S2000 is also in the books and, after this idea was speculated over the years, Honda has officially announced it. The Honda S2000 successor will be launched in Japan in 2014. The carmaker is also planning to develop the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever starting with 2015. No more details are known for the moment on these four models.