Popular Tags Cars

Will the US-Spec Honda Civic Receive the Type R's Turbo Four?


Oh please, let this rumor be true.

Honda has convinced itself that Americans have absolutely no interest in a hot hatch Civic. It would just be too horrible a thing to have in Honda’s US showrooms. Sarcasm aside, Honda does offer American enthusiasts the respected Civic Si coupe and sedan. Still, after years of being denied the Type R and seeing the latest generation premiere, many American hot hatch enthusiasts are more envious than ever. But there may be a ray of hope. Sort of.

According to Motor Y Racing, a Honda source has revealed that not only is a major update coming to the US-spec Civic, but also that the Type R’s turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be offered as an option for model year 2016. This same source also hinted this engine won’t be for a new Si, but that a new high-performance Civic variant is on the way. At the same time, there’s been a rumor indicating that the Type R’s mechanicals is destined for the next-generation CR-Z. Whatever comes to fruition here, we’d love to see one or both of those rumors become a reality. Just have to keep our hopes up here.

You Might Also Like
11 Bizarre American Driving Laws
11 Bizarre American Driving Laws
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Has Already Become Very Affordable
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Has Already Become Very Affordable