30 January 2006

'New Civic Type-R' at Geneva

Concept car is based on the new three-door hatch

Honda Civic Type-R

Honda is set to tease hot hatch fans at the Geneva motor show with a preview of the Civic Type-R.

The show car is called the Civic Type-R Concept and it uses the same 197bhp engine and six-speed gearbox as the previous model.

The Type-R is based on the three-door Civic hatch, which goes on sale in less sporty forms later this year.

Honda will not comment on prices as yet, but it says that the Type-R will be significantly cheaper than the Volkswagen Golf GTi when it goes on sale in February 2007.

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