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 AutoGuide.com 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.

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