The all new Honda Civic hatchback concept has been completely revealed through a set of leaked images. The images seem to have drifted out of official sources and are out just ahead of the Civic’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Its production version is scheduled to be launched in early 2017, and production is slated to happen at Honda’s plant in Swindon, UK.
The images suggests that the 5 door hatchback is inspired from the 2016 Civic Coupe and stands with a shorter wheelbase as compared to the rest of the Civic clan. On the visual front, the hatchback is loaded with chunks of muscle to its sporty stance. The huge front bumper features broad air scoops and circular sensor housings with lime green surrounds. The shape of the scoops and the outline of the bumper’s lip are reminiscent to ones on a few Lambos. The LED headlamp cluster is shared with the production spec Civic. Moving to the sides, the Civic hatchback is seen to be riding on beefy split spoke alloys and the passengers doors are underlined with side skirts. A sharp waistline runs from the wheel arches through the front door handle and smoothens as it gradually reaches the rear section. A thin strip in Lime Green colour can be seen running on the front, side skirts and the rear. The front and rear disc brake calipers appear in the same colour too.
The rear profile of the 2016 Honda Civic hatchback concept is moderately similar to the Civic Coupe – sporty and sharp. The hatchback features a protruding roofline, a spoiler on the tailgate and a huge rear bumper with twin exhaust pipe positioned in the center. Also the horn-shaped tail lights and a sharply designed tailgate add to the edgy look of the car.
For now what powers the hatchback is yet to be revealed, but we can expect it to drive with the same configurations like the Civic sedan. Recently Honda had already confirmed two new, 1.0 and 1.5 liter, VTEC turbocharged engines for the Civic. So figures of 127bhp and 200 Nm of torque can be expected out of the 1.0-litre engine while the 1.5L will make around 201bhp and a max torque of 260Nm. The power will be pushed to the front wheels by a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT setup.
In India, enthusiasts have lost a lot of Civic action that is happening around the globe. We have been waiting for a Civic upgrade for a while now. The world is driving the Civic Coupe, Hatchback, sport and more, and still no words in re-introducing the car in India. Anyway, we have out fingers crossed and are looking forward for the hatchback to debut at the geneva Motor Show, till then stay tuned with Motoroids as we will get you the latest action from the event!