Honda to create new Civic Type R, compact SUV for Europe

Could either one find its way here?
Sep 24, 2012

Honda Civic Type R

Honda has revealed its plans for the European market, which it hopes will drive the Japanese carmaker's growth by 2017. Sadly, while no mention is made of its intended successor to the NSX sports car, Honda Motor chief executive Takanobu Ito did reveal that the company will be making an all-new Civic Type R and a new compact sport-utility vehicle.

Based on the European market-exclusive five-door Civic hatchback, the all-new Civic Type R is currently being worked on using technologies that have been developed through Honda's participation in the World Touring Car Championship. Honda also has one goal for the next-generation Civic Type R: to make it the fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle on the Nurburgring race course.

Honda is also reportedly developing a new compact SUV, "to compete in this rapidly growing sector."

Though no date has been given as to when Honda's compact SUV will be launched, Honda has confirmed that it hopes to roll out the all-new Civic Type R in 2015.

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While it's a foregone conclusion that we'll never see the Civic Type R in the Philippines, we can certainly hope that Honda will bring its new compact SUV to the country someday.

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