Can you believe it? From hatchbacks to coupes to sedans, the Civic team has revealed a new concept and it’s totally different from the norms.
Honda Civic Type-R is now a pick-up truck
Revealed at the annual Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Test Day in the UK, the pick-up truck had an eye-catchy distinct body kit in red and black colours. The rear seats have been replaced by the cargo area and by the looks of it, they’ve fitted in lawnmowers to show how big it is. Tough luck folks, passengers will have to settle it out in the cargo area!
Performance abilities can make it the fastest pick-up truck
Developed by a team of engineering specialists at Honda’s department at the UK Manufacturing factory, the concept car is capable of touching 0-100 km/h in six seconds and has a top speed of 265 km/h, according to NDTV Auto. Racers and car enthusiasts can look out for the ‘Sport’ and ‘+R’ modes best for track use. Honda Civic Type-R’s project head Alyn James made a bold statement saying “we are even considering taking it to the Nurburgring to see if we can take the record for the fastest front wheel drive pickup truck.”
Civic isn’t the only sedan to go through a pick-up transformation
Pick-up trucks were a thing of the past that got popularized by cars like Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero. The El Camino was in production for 24 years between 1959-1960 and 1964-1987 whilst its competitor Ford Ranchero was in production from 1957 to 1979. The last time a sedan pick up truck concept was introduced was by Pontiac’s G8 ST, launched at the New York Auto Show in 2008 but remained a concept car.