2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept - Honda Civics utilized to come in a great deal of various sizes and shapes, from the stubby little CRX to the high, all-wheel-drive Civic wagon. Long back, the funneling impact of traditional customer tastes (another method to state that we are all sheep) triggered Honda to pare the Civic line to its 2 greatest sellers, the coupe and the sedan. America even got its own Civic platform, while Europe and other abroad markets continued to take pleasure in a hatchback body design, which was last seen around these parts as the 2002 --- 2005 U.K.-built Si.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept


Honda Civics utilized to come in a lot of various shapes and sizes, from the stubby little CRX to the high, all-wheel-drive Civic wagon. Long earlier, the funneling impact of traditional customer tastes (another method to state that we are all sheep) triggered Honda to pare the Civic line to its 2 greatest sellers, the coupe and the sedan.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept
British Intrusion Well, that Anglo-American pipeline is back in service as Honda's Swindon, England, assembly plant when again swings into action to produce a Civic hatchback for America. The return of the hatch as a more youthful, sportier, and more male-oriented option to the sedan and coupe was enabled by in 2015's intro of a typical Civic platform for all worldwide markets.

Invite back, hatchback.


This is not the return of the CVCC or any of the other thrifty hatchback variations of the Civic that have actually come here over the previous 4 years. Along the lines of the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus hatchbacks, the brand-new Civic hatchback is essentially a sedan with a garage door in back.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

The most apparent physical distinctions, besides the absence of a trunk, are the goth black face paint for the outside trim and the synthetic duct inserts in the bumpers, that make the hatchback appear less like a cars and truck and more like a robotic with terminally flared nostrils. As we stated, it's expected to attract youth, who, obviously, wish to be viewed as having a great deal of hot gas to expel.
Now that there is One Civic to Unify United States All, Honda has a much better organisation case for importing less-popular variations to the U.S. Here, the hatchback, which brings a $500-and-up premium over the sedan, is being plugged into the compact sector as a method to grow incremental volume-- essentially, it's discovered cash-- and, perhaps, as a method to stanch the outflow of compact-sedan purchasers to crossovers. Honda lastly sees some motion in America's long-dormant ardor for hatchbacks and is hoping for 40,000 to 50,000 sales per year, a number that would offer overall Civic volume a healthy bump.

British Intrusion


Well, that Anglo-American pipeline is back in company as Honda's Swindon, England, assembly plant when again swings into action to produce a Civic hatchback for America. The return of the hatch as a more youthful, sportier, and more male-oriented option to the sedan and coupe was enabled by in 2015's intro of a typical Civic platform for all international markets.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept
Now that there is One Civic to Unify United States All, Honda has a much better service case for importing less-popular versions to the U.S. Here, the hatchback, which brings a $500-and-up premium over the sedan, is being plugged into the compact sector as a method to grow incremental volume-- generally, it's discovered loan-- and, perhaps, as a method to stanch the outflow of compact-sedan purchasers to crossovers. Honda lastly sees some motion in America's long-dormant ardor for hatchbacks and is hoping for 40,000 to 50,000 sales per year, a number that would provide overall Civic volume a healthy bump.

A Sedan with a Garage Door in Back


Honda's concept of exactly what guys desire in their styling might look a little overwrought to some, and the center-mounted twin exhaust pipelines of the Sport and Sport Touring just even more emphasize the race-boy aspects that the stylists believed required to toss in. Still, in spite of the unneeded theater, the Civic hatchback has the products and will stand up well versus the Mazda, one of our preferred compacts. That's as excellent for consumers as it is for the Civic-- and for Honda.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

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If you desire, you can be the fastest vehicle on the highway, as long as everybody else is in common cars and trucks, and when the roadway turns, the Civic likes to play. The grip is solid, the brakes are stout, and body movements are well damped, simply as you 'd discover in a Civic sedan or an Accord. The biggest wheels you can get are the Sport and Sport Touring's 18s, with 235/40 Continental ContiProContact tires-- neither the fanciest rubber nor the most inexpensive however a strong tire for the hatchback's modest cost point.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

This is not the return of the CVCC or any of the other thrifty hatchback variations of the Civic that have actually come here over the previous 4 years. Along the lines of the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus hatchbacks, the brand-new Civic hatchback is essentially a sedan with a garage door in back.
The most apparent physical distinctions, besides the absence of a trunk, are the goth black face paint for the outside trim and the synthetic duct inserts in the bumpers, that make the hatchback appear less like an automobile and more like a robotic with terminally flared nostrils. As we stated, it's expected to attract youth, who, obviously, wish to be viewed as having a great deal of hot gas to expel.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept

Honda's significantly common and brand-new turbocharged and direct-injected 1.5-liter four-cylinder (it's in the brand-new CR-V, too, and chances are the Accord will quickly have it) is the sole engine offered, however peak horse power increases from 174 hp in the mainstream designs to 180 hp in the Sport. A six-speed handbook transmission can be purchased to sub in for the continually variable automated (CVT), however just on the base LX and Sport. When once again, as on the Civic sedan and all Accords, Honda penalizes you for desiring a handbook by locking out access to the upper trim-level functions such as navigation and the Honda Picking up suite of electronic security helps.

Considering that this is essentially a Civic sedan, the controls have the typical Honda pleasure in their weight and accuracy, and the gearshifter, if not rather S2000 quality, slips firmly from gate to gate with a rewarding feel. Many owners will have no idea that it's a CVT, which undoubtedly is Honda's intent.
Fold down the Civic's rear seats, and all trim levels offer you 46 cubic feet, about the very same as the Mazda, which is, let's face it, the automobile most likely to be cross-shopped versus the Civic hatch. One unique function in the Civic is a roll-up freight cover, which comes out of a scroll that can be installed to the ideal or left side of the freight location, per your choice.

The Honda Picking up suite of radar-based security countermeasures, must you spring for it, brings down to the Civic level a lot of abilities that previously were the domain of high-end automobiles, consisting of automated emergency situation braking, lane-departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. When the $22,135 Sport and crammed Sport Touring get here in January, the leading cost will notch up to simply over $29,000.