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Honda could come out with a civic Type S to sit alongside the upcoming Type R.

We’re not sure if the Type S variant will be sold exclusively in Europe but, what we have found out form AutoExpress is that a warm hatch will be the first vehicle from Honda to feature an engine from their new line of turbocharged 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol power plants. A variation of the new turbo 1.5-litre engine is the more likely candidate for the new model.

No final decision has been made yet but Honda UK’s boss, Phillip Crossman, previously spoke with the publication and told them that he wants to “compete with rivals who have a number of power outputs from one engine size, before we think about introducing new niche models.”

Right now, the U.S. has a version of the Civic with 174hp (172bhp) and it’ll get you from 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds but, Honda can do better. The guys at AutoExpress were able to test drive a 203hp (201bhp) version of the engine in Japan so tuning for more power is possible and it was mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. This variant of the 1.5-litre turbo engine could make its way into the Civic Type S.

Maybe Honda will reveal their final decision at the Paris Motor Show in October since they’re already debuting the civic Hatchback there.
 

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"a warm hatch" lol

I think there are too many variations at this point in different areas of the world. It's hard to keep track of lol
 

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"a warm hatch" lol

I think there are too many variations at this point in different areas of the world. It's hard to keep track of lol
At least it's a global model now. Remember back during the 8th gens we had our civic, canada had a different version of the sedan, europe had a 3 and 5 door hatch and japan had yet another variation... we're really just seeing 3 body styles now, same across the board, just different engines to suit different demographics. The US gets the bigger more powerful engines because we love power, Europe gets diesel and smaller 1.0 liter units because their emissions standards are so much stricter.

That said, it is really weird to me how honda trimmed the lineup here. There's little consistency especially with the hatch coming with its "sport" trims. The fact that the coupe loses a true EX model (gets LXP instead)...

The Type S was always in Europe and was usually reserved to their 3 door hatch models. It was more based on body style than actual power differences. However, i could see replacing the LXP with a Type S model that would essentially be a stripped down sport model that would slot below the EXT in price and features but offer pure performance closer to the pricier more feature laden Si. But i doubt we'll see the Type S here in the US since we have the Si models that'll make more than just 200hp
 
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