Honda Civic Hatchback PrototypePosted by: Kenny Chan onMarch 24th, 2016
For the 10th generation Civic, us North Americans will finally get the Civic Hatchback that the European market has had. It’s been over a decade since Honda last sold a Civic Hatchback this side of the pond. The Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype was shown off earlier this month in Geneva but it has finally arrived here in New York to make it’s North American debut. The prototype moniker is a bit of a misnomer as this looks pretty like a production ready Civic Si hatchback.
When the Civic Hatchback launches later this year in North America, we’ll probably see a much more mundane base model as Honda slowly releases the other models culminating eventually with the Type R. The next generation Civic will feature a longer wheelbase and a wider stance compared to the model currently sold in Europe. Under the hood will be the turbo 1.5L 174 horsepower engine. The new Civic Hatchback, and the Coupe and Sedan for that matter, will also be available with a 6-speed manual transmission this fall. Details such as pricing are not available now but Honda says it will start to share more information as we draw closer to the fall launch.
Honda also announced that they will be competing in the 2016 Red Bull Rallycross series with the Civic Coupe. We’ve included a couple shots of it as well in our gallery. They also brought the first us-spec Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle to the show.