Production Civic Type-R Highlights Trio of Honda Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

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Production Civic Type-R Highlights Trio of Honda Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Honda has officially announced that the Geneva Motor Show is where we’ll catch the production version of the Civic Type-R, as well as two other important debuts from the Japanese automaker.

While we’ve seen iterations of the Type-R at previous auto shows, the model being displayed at the Geneva Motor Show is going to be an honest-to-goodness production model. Little is known about the car so far, but hopefully more details will be shared at the show. All we can say is that this hot Honda will be making its way to North America and it’ll pack a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Alongside the production version of the Civic Type-R, Honda will be showing off the new Honda Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The first batch of European deliveries of this car happened late last year, but Honda is still keen on showcasing its commitment to alternate fuel vehicles. Capable of going 385 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, the Clarity is set to be a major advancement for these clean vehicles. We’ll even have driving impressions of the Clarity in the coming months.

Finally, Honda will give its NeuV Concept Car a proper European debut. This small, electric concept car is designed to also provide car-sharing capabilities when its owner is not using the vehicle, which can help put some extra money in the owners pocket. It also features an “emotion engine” that can read the driver’s emotions and apply what it has learned from the driver’s past decisions to make new choices and recommendations. It originally debuted at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Below is our first look video describing the new concept.

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  • Rockness Monstah

    It’s my understanding that the Type-R is FWD, if that’s the case, garbage.

  • Ryan McHenry

    Well done inspector, its a f*cking civic type r. If it wasnt FWD then it wouldnt be a civic type r. Id also love to know how you came to the conclusion that its garbage. FWD dominates on the track, its only disadvantage is getting off the line, which you only have to do once in any real race.

  • Rockness Monstah

    Lol enjoy that understeer guy.

  • Kevin Provocateur

    Why does the Type R in Europe look so cool but the one for the US is so dull and lame.

  • Ryan McHenry

    Less understeer than a golf r and rs3. so are you saying awd is garbage too?

  • Ryan McHenry

    The type r for europe is the same as the one for the US. Youre maybe thinking of the 9th gen CTR.

  • Rockness Monstah

    RWD > AWD > FWD – owned them all.

  • Ryan McHenry

    you’re some pup! If you had any sort of clue what you’re talking about, you’d know it’s not just as black and white. Ive drove and owned shite handling understeering FWD cars but ive also owned a DC2 which out handled the EVO 5 I owned straight after, any day of the week, the DC2 is now 20 years old and in the 2 years I owned it, i never had so much as a hint of understeer. Cant say the same for my EVO. Id be pretty sure 20 years on, honda have a fair idea how to make sure the CTR doesnt understeer.

  • Rockness Monstah

    I know it’s not just black and white, I just don’t have time to sit here and go into why FWD is my least preferred drivetrain. See ya

  • Ryan McHenry

    So we agree then, your opinion isnt the factual statement youre making it out to be.

  • Ji Dosha

    Civic Si? The Si is not quite at the same level as the Type R.

  • Jacen Hulwick

    Rofl look at the cars it’s beat around the Nürburgring enough said.

  • danwat1234

    The Nuev is stupid. Just use a regular, safe, electric car or plugin hybrid and install autonomous hardware and software…

    Hope Honda makes a good Civic Hybrid in the future. Their last ones sucked.

  • AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!

  • AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!!

  • AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!!!!!

  • danwat1234

    How so? Guess you love the smell of gas fumes

  • danwat1234

    Not in the snow.
    AWD>FWD>RWD.
    Tesla is the exception.

  • Rockness Monstah

    I’m a south FL native, so no snow for me 🙂