On the heels of the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Carscoops have managed to get the images of the Honda's new Civic Hatchback which is doing the rounds online. The hatchback is expected to be showcased at the motor show.
The low-resolution images reveal body kit that gives more aggressive looking bumpers, side skirts, lime green accents and chunky alloy wheels. The design has clues from the Honda Civic Saloon and coupe models with the evident cues of the front and rear ends.
The idea behind the 2017 Civic Hatchback gives the feeling of a dynamic stance of the car even with the differentiated rooflines and smaller footprint of the hatch.
For the European customers, Honda has confirmed the specification, the hatchback will be offered in two VTEC turbocharged engines with the capacity of 1.0 litre and 1.5 litre. The North American customer will, however, receive a more powerful engine which will come with 1.5 litre and 2.0 litre, both turbocharged VTECs.
The hatchback will compete with the likes of Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. The Civic hatch could possibly punch out 230bhp of the de-tuned Type R's 2.0 litre engine. The car will be manufactured at Honda's Swindon factory of Britain.
The images look more of a production car than a concept which is awaited to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. Honda will be up for a launch and take on some of the fastest hatchbacks in town.
India will be looking forward to the Civic, however, it could be in the form of a sedan and not a hatchback. Honda has discontinued the Civic back in 2012 and there has been no word on its rejuvenation. The Hatchback variant of the Civic would fuel speculation that the company could launch it sometime in the near future.