The latest model in Honda’s lineup will be unveiled next week in Tokyo, but the company isn’t revealing any details about it.
It’ll be the most powerful SUV to hit Japan in a decade, and its first in the Japanese market since the 2006-2007 model-year Civic.
Honda has been working on a new line of compact SUVs in Japan, and it has been building its lineup for some time.
In Japan, the brand has been selling a range of small and midsize SUVs for about a decade now.
The brand launched its first model, the Civic CX-5 in 2009, and now has a range that includes two SUVs, a hatchback, a sedan and a minivan.
A lot of these models are aimed at small and mid-sized buyers.
But the brand isn’t offering an SUV with a powerplant more powerful than the Civic.
It’s not known if the new car will be based on the Civic Type R, the SUV that debuted in the United States.
Toyota is also in Japan this week to launch its new hatchback SUV, the CX.