The good news is that the Civic Type R will, for the first time, at least be on trucks headed to U.S. dealers. This has been a hot performance model American fans have had to admire from afar. Until now.
вЂњWe promised the most ambitious, sportiest Civic lineup ever and weвЂ™re delivering on that promise with each new Civic,вЂќ said Jeff Conrad, general manager of the Honda division of American Honda. вЂњFor the first time ever in America, Honda fans and enthusiasts will have access to the ultimate in Civic performance in the form of the new Type R.вЂќ This prototype rolls on 20-inch wheels which are probably larger than a company as conservative as Honda will actually deliver to customers, leaving buyers the chance to upgrade to dubs. But Honda will probably leave the red вЂњHвЂќ badge on the hood, along with the vortex generator bumps on the trailing edge of the roof, denying aftermarket vendors sales of these coveted add-ons. The Civic Type R prototype makes its U.S. debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Show in Las Vegas in November, likely followed by a production introduction at one of the U.S. auto shows next year. After waiting so long for an American Type R, Civic fans shouldnвЂ™t mind waiting a few more months now.