The much talked about car of Honda, Civic has been revealed in its new avatar. Yes, ahead of its official debut, the Honda Civic hatchback has been unveiled. The global debut of Civic hatchback is scheduled on September 29 at the Paris Auto Show. The all-new Civic hatchback is based on the 10th generation Civic platform and will be first offered in the US market. The car will be manufactured in the UK at Honda’s Swindon plant. The civic hatchback will be the third version of the Civic after sedan and coupe.
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Along with this, it will be the seventh-generation model after the last model was discontinued a decade ago. The upcoming hatchback from Honda will be available in five trims which include LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring trims. Under the hood, the Civic hatchback will be powered by a 1.5-litre inline-4 engine, delivering 174 -180 hp maximum power and 220 Nm torque. The same engine is available in the sedan and the coupe version. The power will be transmitted to front wheels and the engine will be coupled to a CVT or 6-speed manual transmission system.
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Honda is also working on bringing some sportier options to add in the lineup which include Si and Type R models. Both the models are expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre inline-4 engine that delivers maximum power output of 305 hp and the concept might be also showcased at the Paris Motor Show. The cabin packaging of the Civic hatchback is quite similar to the Sedan and coupe versions. The features include 7-inch touchscreen display with infotainment and connectivity systems, which integrate with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cabin space is also improved due to enhanced wheelbase and to further add to the cargo space, Honda has replaced its magic seats with 60:40 split rear seats.
There is no confirmation about when Honda Civic hatchback will be showcased in the Indian market but, when it will be launched it will face competition from one of the upcoming cars in its respective segment, Hyundai i30.