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Spy Shots—2017 Civic Type R

By SEMA Editors

Major changes are expected for the next-generation Honda Civic, which will be released as a 2017 model in late 2016 and sold globally. SpiedBilde caught a left-hand-drive mule of the new Civic Type R on south European soil.

Civic Type R

The models to be replaced by the new Civic date back to autumn 2011 (Europe) and late 2012 (USA), with the Type R having been released a few months ago. The 10th model in the Civic history will be lighter and should feature styling similar to Honda's latest concept cars. More important, however, the new model will become a true global car sold in Japan and other Asian countries, all over Europe and in North America.

Civic Type R

The new Civic will grow considerably in size, partly to make customers of the Accord stay with the make after the bigger sedan and estate have been axed in various European markets. The new car will be available in a variety of body styles, including fastback (seen here), sedan, coupe and three-door hatch.