Honda’s new Civic Hatchback may be the star of the Honda booth at the Geneva Motor Show but a few other vehicles on display are worth mentioning too.
For a bit more power, the 2016 Honda Civic Type R with a blistering top speed of 167mph and an acceleration time from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged i-VTEC four, you’ll be driving around with 310 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque.
Maybe Honda’s CR-V Black Edition will pique your interest. Honda UK announced the launch of two new special edition trims for the Civic and CR-V last month and the CR-V Black Edition has made an appearance at the Geneva show this year. The special edition is equipped with a sporty exterior kit including running boards, a tailgate spoiler, gloss black front grille, gloss black front and rear skid plates and a set of 19-inch black alloys. Buyers will be able to choose from two engine options, the 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol or the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel in manual or automatic.
Also present at their booth is a piece of Honda history, the F1 RA272. Used in the 1965 Formula One season, the Honda RA271 successor is equipped with a 48-valve, 1,495 cc V-12 engine for a bhp of 230 at 11,500 rpm. Everything in that car was engineered by Honda; the multiplate clutch, 5-speed gearbox, chassis and body, etc. With Richie Ginther at the wheel, Honda won the final race of that year.
A more recent 9th Generation WTCC Civic Hatchback is on display too with its 2016 team listed on the rear window: Norbert Michelisz, Rob Huff, and Tiago Monteiro.
Going to be interesting to see what Honda comes out with next.