Honda Civic Hatchback 2017 and is the tenth generation Civic
A few weeks ago, I read in an American magazine an opinion piece in which the author invited motor racing fans to remove from your mind all Civic marketed in the US in the last decade. Indeed, the latest generation of American Civic have been widely criticized for being too bland in every way: poor driving, sad designs, boring interior ... The generation introduced last year last year significantly improved its predecessors, but still US customers threw some spark missing.
It seems that Honda had already taken note of these criticisms since been presented in first in US the compact body Honda Civic, which it is a big breath of fresh air in the range. A language similar to that of the sedan and coupe versions already available in American style land, cut the total length in centimeters and receives a completely new rear, more cut than the sedan version but without being as stretched as in a typical compact. Its silhouette is something halfway between a compact and a relative; seeking to offer a large interior space but also a sporty exterior image.
The only engine available in the US will be a 1.5 I-VTEC Turbo 174 hp, which will reach up to 180 hp in the sports Sport trim. This finish is riding photographs unit, consisting of a sports bodystyling and dual exhaust outlet located centrally. This engine is part of the new family of turbocharged engines which they are already beginning to appear in catalogs Honda worldwide. It will be available with six-speed manual gearbox or CVT automatic gearbox.
Looking back, we see that the new Honda Civic Hatchback is very similar to the eponymous prototype we met at the last Geneva Motor Show. At that time it was announced that this prototype would advance the appearance of Honda Civic new European, so we can safely assume that this new Honda Civic Hatchback will replace the current generation that is marketed in Europe. In fact, the US version It is manufactured at the plant that Honda has in Swindon (England).
So, here we have a good preview of what the new European Honda Civic, virtually identical to this except for small differences due to approvals that may be on the body. It is expected that presentation take place in early 2017, to begin sales in the spring. In a few months we will know more details of the expected range for our country.
Source: Honda USA
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