For years, the Honda Civic Type R has exemplified the brand’s thrill-seeking, high-speed spirit, showing a side of the automaker that you may not see on display in other Honda models like the Pilot or Odyssey. A sporty, performance-oriented version of the Civic passenger sedan, the Civic Type R shows what Honda engineers can accomplish in a wide-production car made for the track.

Honda has been working on developing a new version of the Civic Type R that coincides with the 11th generation of the Civic. After being rigorously tested at the Suzuka Circuit, the all-new Honda Civic Type R made its first public appearance in January at the Tokyo Auto Salon, where attendees could see the camouflaged car up close.

Although complete details haven’t been publicly announced by the company yet, industry outlets like Car and Driver already have some predictions. They expect that the performance hatchback will retain a turbocharged engine and offer a manual transmission as standard.

Since this hot hatchback won’t be for sale at dealerships like Avery Greene Honda until the end of 2022, we still have plenty of time to wait for more information on the redesigned Civic Type R.

If you’re interested in driving a sporty Honda car like the Civic Type R, check out the Honda models we currently have for sale in Vallejo, California.