US Honda Civic Type R Rumors Elicit Response from Automaker
Yesterday, we got our (and probably your) hopes up by spreading the rumor that a Honda Civic Type R is coming to America. But like a child who watches the evening weather forecast and then goes to bed confident that he will enjoy a snow day the next morning, and then wakes up to the disappointment of cold rain, we had our own bit of disheartening news today when it comes to the US Honda Civic Type R rumors.
Or maybe it was not so disheartening after all. There’s room for interpretation, so we’ll let you be the judge: Torque News reached out to Chris Martin of Coldplay American Honda and got the following non-committal response…
According to P.R. guy Chris Martin: While Honda certainly does hold a Turbocharged 2.0 Liter “EarthDreams” engine in it’s [sic] world- engine arsenal, no plans for the sale of, or inclusion of the 2.0 Liter Turbo is (currently) scheduled as an option for any Honda car or light trucks manufactured in or imported to the U.S.
Furthermore, any news of a pending product modification, option or introduction of a new car model to U.S. markets prior to an official announcement from Honda Motors should be considered nothing more than a rumor.
You’ll notice that nowhere in that passage does Martin ever say that the Type R’s engine is definitely not coming to America.
That would leave open the possibility that the Turbocharged motor may be on its way after all. Whether that means it will be arriving alongside a real-life US Honda Civic Type R (or when exactly it will be getting here) is still a big question, and it doesn’t sound like Honda is eager to provide the answer just yet. Stay tuned.