Honda’s CEO Takanobu Ito has announced that there will be a new Civic Type R for Europe by 2015. And on top of that, the company is also developing a new open top sports car. Both announcements are part of Honda’s plans to strengthen its presence in Europe. Let us start with the new Civic Type R first.
Sports and performance cars are, essentially, part of Honda. The Type R name has a huge following and the new model will set new standards in handling and performance. Additionally, Honda aims for the new Civic Type R to become the fastest front wheel drive vehicle on the Nurburgring track. Honda plans to introduce the car as a 2015 model.
Since the company has mentioned that the car will go on sale by 2014, which is around two years from now, how exactly will the car look like?
There is a high chance that the new car will ditch the all electric drivetrain and will instead use a normal internal combustion engine. This is due to the fact that, in his latest announcement, Ito also mentioned that gas powered vehicles are still most widely used all over the world and development for such engines will continue for the company.
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