With the tenth generation of the Civic, Honda has wanted to give a blow of rudder to its best-selling model. We must remember that this car more than twenty million units have been sold worldwide, representing a quarter of the sales of the brand throughout its history. Strategic for Honda, product makers have wanted to give the new generation of the Civic the best arguments to fight the great leaders of the category with guarantees of success.
In this case, the direct model Japanese rivals are not the Kia Cee´d, Hyundai i30 or Citroen C4. The Civic aims at the top of the compact category (Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz class A) and although it stands out from all of them by size, so too does another series of technological elements. One of the incentives that will be (as it has been in nearly all previous editions) will be its sporty Variant Type R and surprisingly, Honda wants to strike a blow at the table and demonstrate to the public and rivals who do sports, very sports cars.
At this point we know that The Type R on the five-door body is in the process of finalizing their validation test to be presented at any auto show. However what did not know is that Honda also is preparing a hot sedan body version. Photographers Motor1 spy have echoed this and have captured the Civic Sedan with a good layer of camouflage while engineers from the firm performed the typical test and trials to hone the main mechanical parts of the model.
Obviously this spicy Civic won’t have the designation Type R, but if it could be called “Yes”. Apparently, it would mount the same mechanics as the Civic Coupe Si, so we could be talking about the new block gasoline with 1.5 liters of engine displacement and power exceeding 200 HP. In addition, both Civic Coupe and Sedan version could mount some goodies that would improve the behavior of the car, as an active steering and active damper system, limited-slip differential.
It will have to cross your fingers if the Japanese firm decided to bring it to our market. We look forward to.
Source – Motor1