Honda has detailed the hatchback variant of the brand new tenth-generation Civic.
As we already reported, the Euro-bred hatch is virtually identical to the hatchback concept that was presented earlier this year during the Geneva Auto Show. Its design has been toned down a little bit, but the overall silhouette has made the transition from concept to production without any major modifications.
Pictures of the interior aren’t available, though Honda promises the Hatchback boasts best-in-class cargo capacity. We’ll have to take the company’s word for that because specific figures haven’t been published yet. Like other Civic variants, the new body style is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto when it’s properly equipped.
The Hatchback is only available with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s both direct-injected and turbocharged. It makes 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque in its most basic state of tune, but opting for either of the two Sport models raises the turbo four’s output to 180 horses. Performance data hasn’t been published yet.
Buyers can choose between a CVT or an enthusiast-friendly six-speed manual transmission. The two-pedal model returns 31 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg in a mixed cycle.
Built in Honda’s Swindon, UK, factory, the Civic Hatchback will land in dealerships next month as a 2017 model. The lineup will be broken down into five trim levels called LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring. Pricing information will be announced closer to its on-sale date.
The new Hatchback will spawn a new Civic Type R next year. Details are few and far between, but a recent report claims Honda’s upcoming hot hatch will land with up to 340 horses under the hood.