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The 10th Gen Civic Hatchback?s prototype is making its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and we have all the juicy details for you right here.

Sitting 20 mm lower than the current generation and with a 30 mm wider and 130 mm longer body, the new Civic Hatchback?s long wheelbase and short overhangs will provide you with engaging driving dynamics.

The Hatchback facia features large aggressive air intakes, LED headlights and daytime running lights which flows under the sculpted bonnet with the front fender curves to accentuate the wheel arches. That sweeping line from the front continues along the side, cutting through both door handles and continuing onto the C-shaped LED rear lights in a sleek line. A second line underneath it starts from the front wheels and moves upwards as it progresses along the two doors until it connects with the rear wheel arches. These lines were designed to emphasise the Hatchback's dynamic forward-leaning stance. The aggressive lines continue in the rear with angular creases and large vents similar to the ones from the bumper.

On the exterior, the cabin area may look sleek but it was also designed to provide maximum interior space. A sentiment that Daisuke Tsutamori, Project Leader for the styling of the Prototype, shared with us in his statement: ?We knew that we needed to create a striking and stand-out exterior design that challenged conventional European compact styling while staying true to the original Civic?s core values; a marriage of distinctive and sporty design, rewarding driving dynamics and versatile practicality.?

The 10th generation Civic Hatchback is set to launch in Europe early 2017. Produced by Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), the Hatchback will be shipped globally to other markets including the United States.







 

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I really like the design here. I think that they have made changes to the Civic that are basically all the things that I have thought about changing with the Civic sedan. They have changed the grille to black. They made the spoiler more of a light bar than a spoiler. I like the neon accents, and the centre double exhaust too.

The fog lights look a little out of place to me.
 

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I really like the design here. I think that they have made changes to the Civic that are basically all the things that I have thought about changing with the Civic sedan. They have changed the grille to black. They made the spoiler more of a light bar than a spoiler. I like the neon accents, and the centre double exhaust too.

The fog lights look a little out of place to me.
Sadly since this is just a prototype, the regular hatches won't have as many of these sporty touches. Expect the front end to be identical to the coupe/sedan variants and the back end to get a similar coupe/sedan treatment.

However, the gloss black accents, exhaust, and more radical front and rear bumpers could definitely make their way to either the Si models in some form or the Type R.
 

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Yea I'm thinking that the Type R will basically be what we see here though the regular hatch will have a few less exciting bits.
 

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I do feel like the profile looks a little odd. It is almost too round at the back. I want the spoiler to be longer or something.
 

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Heard that Honda's production-ready hatchback is going to be available soon so maybe it'll look like the Geneva model since they don't need more time to drastically change the body. Doesn't Honda have a tendency to produce vehicles close to the concept designs?
 

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Thanks. Hopefully it's a little shorter. Anything longer than 180" will be problematical for my spot in our garage.
Well, it's supposed to be 20 mm lower than the current outgoing hatchback which has an overall height of 1475mm. So the new civic hatchback is 1455mm, around 57.28 inches. Should fit into your garage.
 

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Heard that Honda's production-ready hatchback is going to be available soon so maybe it'll look like the Geneva model since they don't need more time to drastically change the body. Doesn't Honda have a tendency to produce vehicles close to the concept designs?
Yea, but remember the coupe prototype? And we see how much that was changed. We already know for a fact from honda that all the civics will share the same 1/3... same nose from windshield forward... and that back end would look awful with such a toned down front end. I figure it'll have a back end similar to the coupe in shape and style.

They'll reserve the special bits for sport variants.
 

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One can hope...I would switch over from a coupe to the hatchback in a heartbeat if it retains most of its aggressive characteristics, those large vents and pinched lines.
 

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I wish the rear end had a cleaner look, just one spoiler instead of two. But thankfully this is just the prototype and if it was to represent anything it would represent an Si model. Being in the market for a basemodel... the rear end shouldn`t look anywhere near as wild.
 

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Dang I hope our local dealer does not end up with a white R like that. So tempting. But I'm thinking the few available will require an advance deposit. MSRP or more.
 

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Daisuke told Auto Guide the engine is 1.5 T, Manual or CVT, no 2.0.
Will arrive in NA in the second half of the year. R will be a hatch.
other info ; The hatch glass is one piece for better visibility.
March 22 is the NY presentation.
 

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The 10th Gen sedan doesn't make me jealous, but I think I'd trade my '14 Si sedan for a '16 1.5T hatchback manual. I really would.
 
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