Images of what could be the new Honda Civic Type R has been leaked ahead of its debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show.
Posted to Autocar, these two photos shows off the front and rear of the new Civic Type R in detail and the production model looks very similar to the prototype that was on display at the Paris motor show last year. It still has the triple exhaust system, large rear vents, huge wing and diffusers in the rear. Even the front looks almost identical to the concept model’s facia.
No new information accompanied the leaked images, but we already know quite a bit about the production Civic Type R including its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, 6-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive. Exact power output has not been released yet, but we can expect to see it exceed, or at least match, the outgoing Type R’s output of 305 horsepower.
As it’s based off of the five-door Civic Hatchback body, the Type R will be built at the Honda’s Swindon facility in the United Kingdom. This marks the first time that the Civic Type R will be made available in North America.
With rivals such as the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R, we can expect to see the Civic Type R’s MSRP to be higher than the existing model’s £30,000, perhaps in the mid-£30K bracket.