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Honda testing 2017 Civic Type R in Australia, pictures confirm

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Honda has had quite a few surprises in its 10th generation Civic lineup and best of all – according to us – is the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, which made quite a splash when its prototype was shown off at multiple events this year.

Honda has promised that it will be bringing the Civic Type R much earlier in the market unlike its predecessors and has confirmed a mid-2017 to late 2017 launch according to market, but has refrained from revealing a production version of the car as well as a fixed date of launch.

While we eagerly wait for more information on the production version of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, we have been receiving quite a few reports about the car being tested on roads around the world. The first report popped up a couple of days back after the new Civic Type R was seen on Southern California roads near the company’s headquarters.

Now it is being reported by CarAdvice.com.au that a camouflaged version of the car wearing Victoria plates, where the company is headquartered, was spotted as it was being tested near the Gold Coast in Queensland. [Find the image below.]

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While the camouflage does manage to hide almost all the features of the Type R, but if we compare this version of the car with the 2017 Honda Civic Type R Prototype, we can see that the features do resemble a lot and the vehicle is pretty recognisable as a Civic Type R with aggressive bodykit, large alloy wheels, massive rear wing, three tailpipes, and big Brembo brakes.

Honda hasn’t detailed what its Civic Type R will bring to the table as far as the powertrain is concerned, but there have been unconfirmed reports that it will feature a version of the current model’s 231kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo driving the front wheels.

Honda is going to go for an early release of its Civic Type R this year in quite a few countries to cope with the demand. Australia is going to get the Type R this time around and it has been confirmed that it will be releasing in late 2017. on the other hand in Canada and US the 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be released most likely in mid-2017.

While Honda has been a bit slow with replacement of the Civic Type R previously, the 2017 arrival of the Civic Type R indicates a quicker than usual replacement and chances are that the company is taking this step to meet with the demand and to provide for a longer sales window than what was available for previous versions.

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