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At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Honda has a booth full of new products and technologies including the much awaited Civic Type R Concept, the 2014 Civic World Touring Car Championship race car, the FCEV Concept, the powertrain layout for new Honda NSX, CR-V Black and White Edition, Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC, and a bunch of safety technologies. Starting with the most important car as of now, the new Civic Type R Concept model makes its debut at Geneva. This hotly anticipated Civic is the most extreme Type R yet and boasts an aerodynamic styling which is sleek yet simple like any road car should have. Highlights of the Civic Type R Concept include new headlight design with LED daytime running lights, front spoiler for increased down force, enlarged front grille, new rear spoiler with LED tail lights and 20 inch wheels with red brake calipers. Powering the upcoming Civic Type R will be a brand new V-TEC turbo engine. Expectedly, it will be a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder, direct injection unit that will put out at least 280 PS and will comply with Euro 6 emission standards. Next is Honda’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle a.k.a FCEV concept which makes its European debut at Geneva.The car’s aerodynamic and sleek styling points at the styling direction of Honda’s upcoming fuel cell electric car which is slated for its launch in Japan and US in 2015. Compared to the previous generation model, the new FCEV will offer a driving range of up to 700 km and will put out over 100 kW. The engine options list for the new Civic Tourer has been added with the 1.6 liter i-DTEC unit which is the lightest one in its class. The engine features Idle-Stop and Eco Assist technologies to return a fuel efficiency rating of 74.33 mpg and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The engine puts out 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of peak power, and gives a total range of 817 miles. Honda also showcases two eye catching special edition versions of the CR-V. Called the Black Edition and White Edition, the variants flaunt a bold exterior featuring 19 inch Orion alloy wheels, privacy glass, exhaust finisher, new front grille, tailgate spoiler, running boards, front and rear skid plates and more. The interior has been added with dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, power folding door mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and a metallic paint. Honda also reveals the latest livery for its Castrol Honda WTCC Civic car, the RA271 – its first Formula Once Car, the chassis layout for the new NSX Concept and a lot more.