Civic Type R makes U.S. debut at 2017 AutoCon

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The first production Civic Type R coming to America will make its U.S. debut at the 2017 AutoCon automotive performance and tuning convention in Los Angeles on March 26.

With 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque on tap from its 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine, the 2017 Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America.

Featuring aggressive styling to match its performance, the Civic Type R is the “hot hatch” that U.S. compact enthusiasts have been dreaming about.

For East Coast enthusiasts, the Type R will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show on Apr. 12. The first Type R-badged Honda will go on sale nationwide in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30,000 range.

An on-stage presentation of the Type R is scheduled for 4:00 PM PDT.

SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.