The Internet is drooling and they want more. Honda has released teaser after teaser of their new Civic Type-R, and now they’ve unveiled another concept in Paris at the auto show. With orders now open for the new hot-hatched Civic overseas, those of us in North America are left asking, “What about us?”


There are a few theories on this; one of which stating that we won’t ever see a performance version of a Civic here because of what’s called “fleet wide fuel economy.”  Bringing over a turbocharged model and introducing it to a fleet of fuel conscious commuters isn’t going to help Honda’s average fuel consumption and could actually result in fines should it go over the limit.


Two more rumors have come out, the first being that Honda will forgo Euro version to give us our own Type-R instead. The 2.0L turbo engine from overseas could be plunked into the current-gen Civie with some Type-R upgrades. The second is that a reworked version of the CR-Z platform could be the home for the Type-R heart.


What do you think? Could it happen? Would you settle for a different version of the Type-R? Or do you think this is all just smoke?

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[UPDATE: January 13, 2015 3:48PM]
Honda announced today that the new VTEC TURBO engine will be available on the market and will be built in Ohio!

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