Honda Reveals First Details of New Civic Type R Tokyo, Sept 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - At Frankfurt Motor Show Press Conference, Manabu Nishimae, President, Honda Motor Europe revealed the first details of the hotly anticipated new Civic Type R. Powered by a direct injection turbocharged 2-liter engine, the new Civic Type R will deliver at least 280 PS. Honda has confirmed ambitions of the Civic Type R becoming the fastest front wheel drive car around the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Although the car will still be put through another 2 years of development before going on sale in 2015, Honda has already began testing at the track. "We have recently spent a week at the Nurburgring, carrying out extensive testing and we are on target, and have already set a time approaching the lap record," says Manabu Nishimae. A film demonstrating the impressive power and handling of Civic Type R development car on the Nurburgring with Gabriele Tarquini, Honda's WTCC driver behind the wheel was premiered during the Honda Press Conference. The Civic Tourer made its public debut at the show and during Honda's press conference it was confirmed that it would achieve impressively low CO2 emissions from only 99g/km* (3,8 liters l/100km) when partnered with Honda's 1.6 I-DTEC engine. The Civic Tourer builds on the strength of the Civic 5-Door, offering class leading boot space and practicality. "For me, the strength of the car is the synergy of functionality, versatility, and dynamic design. As a European development team, we're passionate and proud of what we've achieved," Adrian Killham, Large Project Leader for Civic Tourer commented. About Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com. Contact: Honda Media Inquiries email@example.com +81-3-5412-1512 Copyright 2013 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net Provider ID: 00027412
Honda Reveals First Details of New Civic Type R
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