Honda NSX and Civic Type R: The return of two performance legends
Geneva will see the global premiere of the British-built Honda Civic Type R production car. The ‘race car for the road‘ will be the most extreme Type R ever built, with blistering performance and thrilling dynamics that set new standards in the segment. A world-first application of Honda’s new 2.0 liter VTEC Turbo engine, aggressive function-led styling and pioneering new chassis technologies combine to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector.
Hot from its global debut at the NAIAS (North American International Auto show), the much-anticipated production Honda NSX will make its European debut in Switzerland, twenty-five years after the original was first premiered. The hybrid supercar has been specifically created to deliver a ‘new sports experience’, challenging conventional beliefs about the supercar segment.
In addition to the performance cars, Honda is exhibiting the new HR-V and Jazz ahead of their market introductions later in the year.
The new HR-V blends the styling of a coupe with the toughness, space and utility of a SUV in a sporty, characterful and versatile B-segment crossover. Re-entering the segment that Honda pioneered with the original HR-V in 1998, the new 2015 version features eye-catching exterior styling, fun-to-drive performance, class-leading fuel economy and unmatched interior spaciousness. On the local front, Honda Malaysia is already previewing the new HR-V, prior to its debut in early February.
Alongside the new HR-V, the third-generation Honda Jazz also features good looks and a more refined interior. This car has been redesigned from the ground up, building on the strong reputation of its predecessors and featuring a brand new 1.3 liter petrol engine.
Other major highlights at Honda’s Geneva MS booth are the Honda FCV Concept, the marque’s next-generation zero emissions FCV (fuel-cell vehicle), and the McLaren-Honda F1 car.
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Edited: Honda Europe