Honda built a Civic pickup truck and it's absolutely insane
- The Honda Civic pickup truck has arrived.
- The folks at Honda UK created a pickup truck based on the new Honda Civic Type R.
- The pickup codenamed Project P uses the same 306 horsepower engine as the standard Type R.
- Honda has current plans to put the Civic pickup into production.
Before there was the car-based crossover SUV, there was the car-based pickup truck. Ford had the Ranchero while the Chevy offered up the legendary El Camino. More recently, Australia's Holden produced the Maloo.
Now, Honda has entered the fray with a Civic-based pickup. Think of it as a Civic-amino if you will.And it's based on not just any Civic, but the Civic Type R - the fastest Civic of them all.
"This Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept by the special team at our Swindon-based plant demonstrates the passion and commitment of the team there - going above and beyond outside working hours to deliver the final product," Honda UK executive Phil Webb said in a statement.
The Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 306 horsepower, 2.0 liter, turbocharged-inline-four-cylinder sending power to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
"There are no plans to put this into production," Webb added. "But we will be using it to transport our lawn and garden products as and when required!"