If you’re in the market for a new hatchback then awesome news, the 2017 Civic Hatchback is the newest addition to their long-heralded 10th generation Honda Civic lineup. It joins the 2016 North American Car of the Year, the Civic Sedan and the Civic Coupe, which launched at the start of the new year. The new Honda Civic 2017 combines European inspired looks with five-door versatility. The Civic Hatchback, scheduled to arrive this fall at Honda dealers nationwide, also will serve as the basis for the radical new Civic Type-R launching in the U.S. in 2017.
“The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Now, we’re bringing this sporty, stylish and versatile Civic Hatchback to North America, as we amp up the performance of our incredible Civic lineup with each new Civic model.”
The new Civic is built on the same world-class platform as the 10th generation Civic Sedan and Coupe, and features sport styling, efficiency modelling, interior utility, and lots of premium features. You can choose from the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring trims, and will feature a single engine for the U.S. market: a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder with peak output of 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque in LX, EX and EX-L trims and 180 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque in the Sport and an all-new Sport Touring grade, which feature a high-flow center-mounted exhaust.
For the motor heads, the turbocharged engine has fantastic options: either a sport CVT (all trims) or a performance inspired 6-speed manual transmission on the LX, Sport, and EX trims. Working in concert with the Honda turbocharged powertrain is the Civics’ more rigid and lightweight body and chassis design, featuring a fully independent suspension system with liquid filled bushings, front and rear; sport-tuned electronic power steering with variable gear ratios; and powerful 4-channel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution and Hill Start Assist.
The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity, including a roomy interior (122.9 cu. ft.), best rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and largest cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set.
Available on most trims (and standard on Sport Touring) will be the Honda SensingÔ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning integrated with RDM and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. Other available features include Honda Display Audio with Apple CarPlayÔ and Android AutoÔ (EX and above trims), heated front seats and heated side mirrors, power driver and front-passenger seats, remote engine start and more.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback was developed jointly by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and will be manufactured exclusively by Honda of the UK Manufacturing in its Swindon, UK plant.
For more information about the 10th-Generation Honda Civic Sedan, Coupe and new Civic Hatchback please visit http://hondanews.com/channels/civic.