Honda Civic hatchback prototype from Geneva Photo 6
Send it to production, no changes please
The sweet Honda Civic hatchback returned at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday. It’s just a prototype for now, but it’s one of those concepts that we hope swings through the process with few changes before it gets to production.
That production version, Honda says, will be about an inch wider, an inch lower and 5 inches longer than the standard car. And we’re assuming it will have a lot more storage space to boot.
The green brake calipers and dual central exhaust, unfortunately, probably won’t make it to the dealership.
“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,” said Daisuke Tsutamori, project leader for the 10th generation Civic. “It’s a marriage of distinctive and sporty design, rewarding driving dynamics and versatile practicality.”
The tenth-gen Civic hatch will get a European launch in early 2017 and will be exported globally later.
We’ll get a closer look at the New York Auto Show, where the Civic prototype is headed next.