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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Spotted In Europe, Release Date, Specs, Rumors

( [email protected] ) Aug 10, 2016 08:12 AM EDT
The 10th generation Honda Civic has certainly come a long way from its early days, and the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback has been spotted in Europe en route recently from the back, showing off some sharp lines and acute angles that set the pulse racing. What else do we know about the 2017 Honda Civic ?
The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback spotted from its rear, where it is ready and waiting to be deployed in Europe. Autocar

The 10th generation Honda Civic is a modern day people mover that is sure to turn heads with its acute angles and sharp design, making it look more like a spaceship compared to a regular ride on the road. One thing is for sure, the 2017 Honda Civic is a car that has many 'firsts' attached to its name.

For instance, this is the first UK manufactured Honda Civic that will debut on US soil all over the country, now how about that? Manufactured in the Swindon, UK plant, the 2017 Honda Civic the maiden European Civic attempt that has lines which could kill. Not only that, but this is also the very first turbocharged Honda Civic hatchback over in North America.

Sharing a similar manufacturing architecture with that of the Honda Civic sedan, coupe, and the upcoming 10th generation Civic Type R, you can be sure that the 2017 Honda Civic is all class and no crass. Not only that, but we have also heard rumblings that there will be a 6-speed, close throw manual transmission for all upcoming Honda Civic trim levels down the road -- turbocharged option included. Exciting times are ahead for fans of this particular model. 

As for the four-door hatchback of the 2017 Honda Civic, it first debuted as a somewhat conceptual ride at the Geneva auto show in March 2016, with a due date of sometime next year. A completely undisguised image of the upcoming Civic hatchback has been spotted on the back of a car transporter across the pond, with Autocar managing to obtain the money shot for the moment.

The front of the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback should be, for all intents and purposes, look the same as the regular sedan, which means the only real value and purpose of the image above is to showcase the beauty of its rear end. The fenders are huge, accompanied by an integrated spoiler within the taillight assemblies for a more streamlined look. 

We also know that the 2017 Honda Civic sedan will be 30mm wider, 20mm lower and 130mm longer compared to the existing generation Civic, boasting of large wheels alongside a long wheelbase that will be retained from the original prototype. The twin weaknesses of its high stance from the rear window and rear visibility has also been eliminated with a lowered rear spoiler, not to mention having a reduction in its thickness. The window now comprises of a single sheet, which means there will no longer be any more obstacles that will limit the driver's rear view. 

Honda has also more or less confirmed that there will be new 1.0 and 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engines that will grace the 2017 Honda Civic, not to mention a heavily revised 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. There does not seem to be an option for a hybrid model as with the previous generation Honda Civic, but with gas prices being low as it is for the moment, not to mention $50/barrel of crude oil, that should not be too much of an issue for the masses. Are you stoked for the 2017 Honda Civic in all of its various iterations?

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