New Honda Civic Type R Concept

This is the first official image of the all new Honda Civic Type R Concept which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks and ultimately provide the styling cues for the upcoming model to be released in the next 18 months.

The Type R has become one of the most popular hot hatches over the years, though many would say the latest model has fallen behind the pack both in terms of looks and driving capability. Interestingly the Honda design team have dubbed this as a ‘racing car for the road’, which might suggest they are drunk. Who has ever called a ‘hot hatch’ a racing car? This isn’t an animating with Lightning McQueen as the star.

Due for release in 2015, we will no doubt see a more tame version of the Type R than the concept, which when you peel back that bodykit may look a little bit ‘business as usual’. We just hope Honda do something special, and don’t further lose their footfold in the hot hatch market.