Just like that, it's been five years since the 10th generation Honda Civic broke cover, and it is about time the next generation model made its way to the pipeline, and guess what? Not only is the car’s development already well underway, but it looks as if the final design has already been set.
Yes, you read that right. As reported last week, Honda Australia has filed the design for patenting with the Australian Office of Intellectual Property, or IP Australia, which shows what looks to be the next-gen Civic from various angles in both hatch and liftback (sedan) forms.
Of course, the images have been leaked, setting the Honda fanboy community into a frenzy with the next question being “so, how is the Type R version going to look?”
The folks over at Civic XI forum were quick to take things to the next level, and actually came up with renderings which preview what the hot hatch could look like, resulting in the Civic breaking the internet once again.
Let us remind you once again that these are purely renderings and nothing is official, but from what we can see here, the new face has given the Civic Type R a lower, wider, and fiercer appearance, making it look even more evil than how it currently looks.
The rear on the other hand, is still over the top with the huge spoiler and the absurd looking quad exhausts. Overall, a lot of inspiration seems to have come from the new Accord both in the front and rear.
Since the new City is beginning to look like the Civic, it should come as no surprise that the new Civic’s design is inspired by the Accord.
Besides the design, no other details have emerged about the 11th-gen Civic. However, there are rumours saying that the next-gen Civic Type R could be powered by a hybrid powertrain comprising a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and two electric motors.
That being said, the 11th gen Civic is expected to make its world debut next year, and by the time the Civic Type R arrives, it would probably be 2022. So, let us wait patiently and see what Honda has in store for you Type R fans out there.