We’ve already seen exclusive pictures of the new next-gen Type R and now spy shots of what may be the base trim hatchback has been revealed.
An Autocar reader spotted three undisguised hatchbacks being transported on UK streets and the cars seemed to be heading into Southampton. If they were making their way to Southampton then the Civics may be destined for U.S. shores since Southampton is the largest freight port on the Channel coast.
The blue hatchback clearly displays the front and the other gives us an angled view of the front facia. From what we can see, the production model’s angular and sculpted rear takes after the concept car with large pseudo vents, bulging fenders, and a spoiler that has been integrated into the non-LED taillights. One notable change are the exhaust pipes. Gone are the twin central exhaust tips, instead they are split up with one in each rear corner.
As for the front, it looks very similar to what we’re already seeing on the coupe and sedan variants but with larger vents, a spoiler, and what seems to be different headlights.
Honda promised to give us the option of a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder hatchback with a manual transmission and it should officially debut at the Paris Auto Show next month.