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.