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    Geneva Motor Show: Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype

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      Civic got back!


    Honda hasn't sold a Civic hatchback in U.S. since the 2001 to 2005 Si. Since then, Honda has only been giving us coupes and sedans. Europe meanwhile has been getting the Civic hatchback and it has grown into a sleek model that has many of us very jealous. But that will be changing with the next Civic hatchback. Honda has announced it would be coming to U.S. and we got our first peek into what it will look like at the Geneva Motor Show.

     

    The Civic Hatchback prototype follows along the same lines as the Civic concept from last year's New York auto show with a sporty appearance - blacked-out trim pieces, center mounted exhaust, and large wheels. But the basic shape lines up very closely with the current Civic sedan and coupe with a similar front and rear styling.

     

    Compared to the current Civic Hatchback, the Prototype is about 1.2 inches wider, 5.1 inches longer, and about a half-inch lower.

     

    No details were given on powertrains, but we wouldn't be surprised if the hatchback comes with the 2.0L four-cylinder and turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engines for the U.S.

     

    Honda will be building the Civic Hatchback at their Great Britain plant and export them to the U.S. later this year.

    Source: Honda

     

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    CIVIC HATCHBACK PROTOTYPE REDEFINES HONDA’S CORE MODEL FOR EUROPE

    • Prototype of the next-generation Civic hatchback makes its global premiere at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show
    • Assertive stance and distinctive new design establishes 10th generation as the sportiest Civic everLow, wide proportions and long wheelbase promise engaging driving dynamics while maximising interior space
    • New Civic hatchback will be available in Europe early in 2017 and will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM)


    The next-generation Civic hatchback makes its global debut in prototype form at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The design of the prototype heralds a significant step-change from previous versions of Honda’s core European model, focusing on provocative design and rewarding driving dynamics.

     


    The all-new Civic hatchback will be 30 mm wider, 20 mm lower and 130 mm longer than the current generation. New larger and wider wheels and tyres give a feeling of an assured stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sleek cabin area further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior.

     

    At the front of the car, a short overhang with large air intakes presents a sharp and aggressive interpretation of Honda’s family face. LED headlights and daytime running lights flow from beneath the boldly sculpted bonnet into accentuated wheel arches.

     

    The sleek and swept-back body lines continue along the side of the car with a swage line that incorporates front and rear door handles before culminating in the distinctive C-shaped LED rear lights. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasising the car’s dynamic forward-leaning stance. At the rear, the bumper incorporates angular creases and vents, designed to echo the aggressively styled nature of the rest of the car.

     

    Daisuke Tsutamori, Project Leader for the 10th generation Civic provided an insight into how the distinctive design was conceived and realised: “We knew that we needed to create a striking and stand-out exterior design that challenged conventional European compact styling while staying true to the original Civic’s core values; a marriage of distinctive and sporty design, rewarding driving dynamics and versatile practicality.”

     

    Designed and developed for the European market, the 10th generation Civic is scheduled for a European launch early in 2017. The five-door hatchback variant will be produced by Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), and will be exported to global markets including the United States.

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    WOW, Can Honda not find any Style Mojo? This is Butt Ugly like the rest of their product line.

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    I like it a lot. I know it will be toned down a bit when the production model comes out, but I think it looks quite awesome.

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    The rear end has a little too much going on. And when I say a little, I mean a lot too much going on. But other than that it isn't bad looking. 

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    Other than the massively overdone read end (which I suspect will be toned down for production models), it actually looks okay and better than the sedan which just looks like a baby Crosstour to me (and that's not a good thing). Good to see Honda jump back into the hatch game here regardless.

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    Wagon is where it is at with the new Civic....love THAT version of it....

     

     

    Need to see the hatch without all the ricer stuff......

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    ocnblu and ccap hit it on the head here.

     

    Myself i like it enough, but admit the rear is too much.

     

    Why i think its a good job for Honda, so much of all their other stuff the last x decades has been so crappy, that this to me is moving in some sort of decent direction.  For Honda to do so, is significant.

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