A First Look at the New Civic Hatchback
You only need to look at the fact that the Honda Civic has been around for ten generations to realize that it’s a mainstay of the compact segment. Commonly available as either a sedan or a coupe, the Civic is a favorite of buyers looking for an affordable vehicle with great fuel economy and excellent value. Now, for 2017, Honda has given us a first glance at the new Civic hatchback, the first hatch variant of the Civic nameplate to debut since the 2003 Civic Si.
The Honda Civic entered its tenth generation last fall as a four-door sedan, with the coupe joining the lineup spring 2016. The hatchback model is right on schedule, rolling out sometime late 2016. However, unlike the more modest Civic sedans and coupes, the hatchback will come standard with a turbocharged engine that’s only an option on the other two. Additionally, Honda has announced the Civic Si and Civic Type R are under development with more performance-focused powertrains. That means Civic hatchbacks will target a more sporty demographic than the standard Civic.
The new Civic hatchback will arrive at the end of the month, starting at $19,700 before tax, title and destination charge. Be on the lookout for it at Schlossmann Honda City.