Why the Honda Civic Type R Concept Matters:
Do you think Hondas are boring, either by their ubiquity on American roads or because you simply have never driven one? You’re not alone, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Honda is planning to give you another reason to reconsider that opinion.
The reality is that Honda is no stranger to motorsports, and the automaker takes what it learns on the track and applies it to its passenger vehicles, even common, drab gray Accords and Civics. To drive a Honda is to love a Honda, and based on the Civic Type R Concept that debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, lots of people are going to find out just how hot that affection can burn once the 2016 Honda Civic Type R goes on sale.
Unfortunately for Americans, it would appear that we’ll need to continue satisfying ourselves with the Civic Si.