This concept will hardly find its way to the US market. Well, the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck is so exotic so experts do not even think this could be a production model at all. But, the concept is interesting. It shows fans in the UK that nothing can surprise them by the Japanese carmaker. Turning a hatchback into a truck is definitely something we won’t see so often.
The purpose of the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept is to appear at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Test Day. And the vehicle did it. What is more important, it came silently but left a huge impression after the show. It makes us thinking – what would be if Honda decides to build a production model on this platform?
Honda Civic Hot Type R Hatchback Turns into a Pickup Truck
Civic is one of the best-selling Honda’s product worldwide. Compact, economical, practical, reliable…are just some of the reasons why fans love it. But, in our wildest dreams, we couldn’t imagine its transformation into a truck! And here it is – the Project P is now official with the unveiling of a hot truck.
Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Specs
The Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck will carry over the drivetrain from the performance-oriented hatchback. It is a 2.0-liter turbo-four petrol engine. This mill can perform great thanks to the 306-hp power output. It also comes up with 295 lb-ft of torque. These numbers are coming back for the pickup truck concept of Honda Civic Type R. What’s more, the vehicle is ready to stop the clock under six seconds when accelerating to 60 mph. The top speed for the pickup is 165 mph.
Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Styling
By converting a hot hatch into a truck, Honda is causing a lot of attention. Also, the Type R stands for the best offer in the lineup and rare vehicles are coming up with this badge. But, the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck is the step forward.
It is not as functional as we can expect from such a vehicle. But, on the other hand, the concept still offers a small box so we can store cargo there. Also, the Civic Pickup Truck keeps the wings that Type R hatchback brings as an update.
The color of the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck is red. Besides the exterior paintjob, a lot of interior accents will be carried over from the hatch. The badging in the cabin is clearly showing this is a special version. The highlight on the tail is a three-tip exhaust system. It is positioned at the center of the bumper.
Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Future
Bosses in the company wrote off the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck as the production model. It seems like they still want to see Ridgeline Type R before any other truck. The Civic Truck platform is going to be very useful for the development of further projects. Also, the pickup heads into Nurburgring for further testing and tuning. The goal is to achieve the fastest lap for the FWD pickup truck.