Honda Civic Type R Concept Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Honda has once again gave North American car enthusiasts something to be jealous of: The Honda Civic Type-R Concept.

Making its grand debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Civic Type R Concept is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with around 280 hp. The vehicle is set to debut next year and the Japanese automaker has been thoroughly testing its front-wheel drive sports car at the Nurburgring hoping to claim a record.

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Its aggressive styling and sporty good looks shows that Honda hasn’t entirely lost its touch with the sports car community, it’s just a real shame it’s unlikely to reach North American shores.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Kevin Hack Kevin Hack on Mar 06, 2014

    Bring back the RSX!

    • Alex Kozovski Alex Kozovski on Mar 16, 2014

      I don't know if they should bring it back.. but Acura really should be selling a car like that now. It would be a hit! Everyone wants "compact premium". Even the Germans are doing it.

  • Aj Aj on Mar 18, 2014

    Americans never get the good vehicles

    • Mahadragon Mahadragon on Mar 21, 2014

      I would love to see this car on American shores but I think the cost will be hideously expensive. I would not be surprised if starting price were near $40k or possibly even higher. Also, I think when it comes to American cars, I think Honda mostly sells cars made in North America. Honda Civic is made in Ohio I believe. And I think Honda also may have some models made in Mexico. 1 reason this Type R Civic isn't coming to America could have something to do with where it's made. If they have to import it, that means tariffs which also means higher price.