Honda Civic Type R
September 29, 2016 4:01 PM EDT

Picture a Honda Civic. What comes to mind? Probably words like: Practicality, efficiency, reliability.

Now throw all that away and check out Honda’s new Civic Type R, introduced Thursday at the Paris Motor Show. Not bad, huh? This isn’t a concept car, either — Honda says it’s a preview of what’s to come in the U.S. next year.

The Civic Type R is based on Honda’s new Civic Hatchback platform, the company says. Here’s more on the Type R from The Drive:

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