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The Internet is drooling and they want more. Honda has released teaser after teaser of their new Civic Type-R, and now they’ve unveiled another concept in Paris at the auto show. With orders now open for the new hot-hatched Civic overseas, those of us in North America are left asking, “What about us?”

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There are a few theories on this; one of which stating that we won’t ever see a performance version of a Civic here because of what’s called “fleet wide fuel economy.”  Bringing over a turbocharged model and introducing it to a fleet of fuel conscious commuters isn’t going to help Honda’s average fuel consumption and could actually result in fines should it go over the limit.

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Two more rumors have come out, the first being that Honda will forgo Euro version to give us our own Type-R instead. The 2.0L turbo engine from overseas could be plunked into the current-gen Civie with some Type-R upgrades. The second is that a reworked version of the CR-Z platform could be the home for the Type-R heart.

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What do you think? Could it happen? Would you settle for a different version of the Type-R? Or do you think this is all just smoke?

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[UPDATE: January 13, 2015 3:48PM]
Honda announced today that the new VTEC TURBO engine will be available on the market and will be built in Ohio!

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