After previewing it at the New York Motor Show earlier this year, Honda is now preparing to introduce the 2017 Civic hatchback for several global markets. The brand has already shown the sedan and the coupe and now it’s the turn of the all-important hatchback that’s being caught on test in Europe.
Besides key European markets, the 2017 Civic hatch will also be sold in the US with the 1.5-litre turbo engine and a manual gearbox. As Honda said, the production model looks similar to the prototype even though the 19-inch wheels and the crazy-looking exhaust and body kit are gone. The latter bits always belonged to the Type R model.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback will be out later this year and will be joined by the Civic Si and the Civic Type R which are due next year. Unfortunately for us Indians Honda India has no plans to bring back the Civic nameplate. The brand, instead, is concentrating on the new Accord and the BR-V crossover. The latter is to be launched on May 6.
Read our first drive report on the BR-V by clicking here.