What We Know About the Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype
Goshen and Monroe drivers were thrilled at the reveal of the Honda Civic hatchback prototype. Making its American debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, this vehicle delivers a distinctive new design and turbocharged engine to make good on its promised appeal to driving enthusiasts.
Of course, an American model has not yet been confirmed, though it is likely that the hatchback will make its way to showrooms toward the end of 2016, especially considering the popularity of the 2016 Civic Sedan. We’re hoping that’s the case, because this is a vehicle that appears to be worth waiting for.
Bold New Appearance
The Civic has always presented a strong, sport-inspired appearance; should the hatchback make it to showrooms, that is going to be taken even further.
The all-new model will be wider, lower, and longer than the 2016 Civic Sedan, with a short overhang and large air intakes to ensure a sharp profile despite those changes. Those lower, wider proportions and the longer wheelbase should provide thoroughly engaging driving dynamics, all while maximizing interior space.
LED headlights and daytime running lights will ensure that the vehicle remains sharp and well-styled, while larger wheels and tires will provide a solid base and strong stance.
New Turbocharged Engine
If the exterior of the Honda Civic hatchback prototype drops major hints about its sporty, uncompromising drive, the announced engine confirms them. Instead of the 158-hp 2.0L that’s standard in current models, the hatchback will offer a available 174-hp 1.5L turbo.
That settles the fact that this is a model made with driving enthusiasts in mind, and it’s underlined by the transmission. Nothing less than a manual would do for drivers who need to feel completely in control of their ride, so Honda will make a 6-speed version available as an option.
Find Out More About the Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype at Middletown Honda
We’re hoping to see some version of the Honda Civic Hatchback prototype in our showroom soon, as are many drivers around Goshen and Monroe. All of us at Middletown Honda are keeping our ears to the ground on this one, so don’t hesitate to contact us today for some up-to-date information.