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New Honda Civic Sort R prototype to be showcased at Tokyo Auto Salon | Autocar India

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Revealed On Dec 29, 2021 04:00:00 PM

The prototype of the brand new Civic Sort R shall be joined by quite a lot of ideas based mostly on the carmaker’s Kei automobiles.

Honda will give the general public the primary in-person glimpse of the upcoming new Civic Sort R on the Tokyo Auto Salon. Whereas not the ultimate manufacturing mannequin, a prototype of the upcoming efficiency mannequin will make its debut on the auto present being held in January, alongside quite a lot of different merchandise by the carmaker.

  • Tokyo Auto Salon to be held from January 14-16
  • Manufacturing Civic Sort R to debut later in 2022

New Honda Civic Sort R: what do we all know

Primarily based on the brand new 11th-gen Civic, the Sort R will obtain a sportier physique equipment in comparison with the usual mannequin, although pictures of the prototype counsel it might not look as aggressive because the outgoing mannequin. As with its predecessor, the brand new Sort R is predicted to be accessible solely as a hatchback.

Photographs of the prototype launched by the corporate counsel that the automotive will get sportier bumpers on the entrance and rear, together with extra distinguished flares to the wheel arches. Like its predecessor, the brand new Sort R will sport a distinguished boot-mounted spoiler together with a central exhaust.

Coming to the engine, the Sort R is predicted to stay a petrol-only mannequin. The present mannequin’s 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit is predicted to be carried over, however with upgrades to additional improve efficiency.

The manufacturing Sort R is predicted to debut later within the yr.

Extra Honda’s on the Tokyo Auto Salon

The Civic Sort R apart, Honda may also debut the Vezel (HR-V) Modulo X – a kitted-up model of its world SUV with quite a lot of sportier elements. One other recognisable mannequin set to be showcased would be the new Honda Jazz (Match)-based Match Crosstar Customized.

Honda N-Van Customized “Third Place Van”

Transferring on to the Japan-focused fashions, the carmaker could have on show quite a lot of kitted-up Kei automobiles. These embody the N-Van Customized “Third Place Van” – a cell café on wheels based-on the corporate’s Kei automotive van. Additionally on show shall be a sportier tackle the N-One hatchback –badged the Ok-Climb – dressed up in a customized livery and that includes a sportier physique equipment replete with wheel arch extensions, sportier bumpers and roof-mounted spoiler.

Honda’s plans for India

Whereas none of those fashions are prone to make it right here, the carmaker is predicted to launch the much-awaited hybrid variant of the favored Metropolis midsize sedan subsequent yr. The carmaker can be engaged on a brand new SUV for the Indian markets, although it’s launch is a while away.

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