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.