Recently we've seen at least two renders of the 2016 Civic Sedan Type R'd, is there an appetite for a Civic Sedan Type R?
Granted two renders are far from conclusive proof, but what it does indicate to us is that people are at least contemplating the idea.
Then again it could simply be ease of use, Civic Sedan images are readily available. But we have seen the Civic Hatch out and about on the 'Ring lending its basic shape. Late last year we saw several renders come from de-camo'd Civic mules which gave us a cursory look at the Sedan. That option is still available with the Civic Hatch.
Are these renders a sign of genuine interest from Civic Nation or just a red herring?
We're not sure but we are leaning towards the latter. Realistically if Honda does want to sell several CTR derivatives they're going to need volume and demand. The only North American data we have to go on is from the Integra Type R, from '97 to '01 there were a mere 3,823 Integra Type R's sold in all of North America. That's just not going to get the job done...