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So, how long do we have to wait before they start giving us more images on the Honda site? I'd like to know what the dash will look like [a very important part of the equation because that is what I will be seeing most of the time].

And when might we know if there will be a 5 door hatch coming to the USA, and when?
 

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So, how long do we have to wait before they start giving us more images on the Honda site? I'd like to know what the dash will look like [a very important part of the equation because that is what I will be seeing most of the time].

And when might we know if there will be a 5 door hatch coming to the USA, and when?
We already know what the dash is looking like. The patent images and some spy pictures of the dash from testers. And the 5 door won't be out for at least another year because of the euro hatch being a bit behind in the redesign timeline compared to the US civic.

We should start seeing more as Frankfurt gets closer, mid September.
 

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Everyone thinks that we are going to see something in Frankfurt. It could be the sedan, the coupe, or both. I assume that we will get more information when those are revealed. Not too long of a wait any more.
 

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Frankfurt starts the week of the 15th. so realistically we only have about a month until the big reveal (assuming all things point to a Frankfurt reveal).
 

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Everyone thinks that we are going to see something in Frankfurt. It could be the sedan, the coupe, or both. I assume that we will get more information when those are revealed. Not too long of a wait any more.
From what i've seen and from what I can make sense of them showing off the coupe, sedan and hatch all at once is going to be ideal. Being a global volume product its what will get it off to the right start once order books open.
 

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From what i've seen and from what I can make sense of them showing off the coupe, sedan and hatch all at once is going to be ideal. Being a global volume product its what will get it off to the right start once order books open.
I just feel like if they were going to reveal a production hatch... we would have seen it already... patent images... spy shots (other than the test mules). Maybe maybe they'll have the production coupe and sedan and a hatch concept car, but that seems a bit derivative at this point since it's going to have an identical front end to the coupe and sedan.

From my standpoint i think delaying the hatch reveal is better. By having be kind of a stand alone reveal in a year it'll make an even bigger splash, especially because it'll debut along with the new Type R. The hatch and type R are going to be "all new" to the US... so they kind of deserve their own time in the spotlight separate from the coupe and sedan i think.
 

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Honda intends to sell the 10th civic as a MY2016. From what I've read it sounds like they're intending on having them in stores before year end...
 

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I saw a dash pic that was still being somewhat hidden, . . . and no real look at the gauge cluster, so I'm still needing to see that.
 

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I saw a dash pic that was still being somewhat hidden, . . . and no real look at the gauge cluster, so I'm still needing to see that.
That's pretty much the only thing we haven't seen is the gauge cluster. They've kept it under wraps. They won't show the full blown interior until the rest of the car debuts... unless someone catches a spy shot somewhere before then.
 

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We'll probably have to wait until the whole car debuts or the hope that they show a bit more at the Frankfurt auto show. The 10th gen will be there right?
 

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We'll probably have to wait until the whole car debuts or the hope that they show a bit more at the Frankfurt auto show. The 10th gen will be there right?
Should be. We don't know 100% for sure. But the timeline of release for the civic says yes, Frankfurt will be the show we will finally get all the details.
 

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Should be. We don't know 100% for sure. But the timeline of release for the civic says yes, Frankfurt will be the show we will finally get all the details.
I think Frankfurt is the only logical choice for them to show it and then get the X in stores before year end like they said...

The only thing is the Frankfurt show this year is supposed to be massive. I wouldn't be surprised if Honda is worried about the X getting lost in the sound and fury...
 

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I think Frankfurt is the only logical choice for them to show it and then get the X in stores before year end like they said...

The only thing is the Frankfurt show this year is supposed to be massive. I wouldn't be surprised if Honda is worried about the X getting lost in the sound and fury...
There are alot of car companies revealing new cars this year for sure. I've seen alot of teasers on MotorTrend already. But that's also why they allow time slots for each company to do a big reveal/press release show so that each automaker gets their time in the spotlight and it isn't a competition of who draws a crowd. But honestly, any large autoshow like Frankfurt, Geneva, LA, etc is going to risk some cars getting overshadowed by others, it just depends on how good of a show honda puts on.
 

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I think Frankfurt is the only logical choice for them to show it and then get the X in stores before year end like they said...

The only thing is the Frankfurt show this year is supposed to be massive. I wouldn't be surprised if Honda is worried about the X getting lost in the sound and fury...
That might be motivation for them to build up more hype around the Civic leading up to the show just to get all those eye balls before and waiting.
 

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That might be motivation for them to build up more hype around the Civic leading up to the show just to get all those eye balls before and waiting.
Agreed. Though, in the past honda has almost always been totally silent on details until the big reveal happens. But i think instead they might stir up some more publicity for the event if they released a small series of teaser images to really get the journalists excited for their booth.
 

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There are alot of car companies revealing new cars this year for sure. I've seen alot of teasers on MotorTrend already. But that's also why they allow time slots for each company to do a big reveal/press release show so that each automaker gets their time in the spotlight and it isn't a competition of who draws a crowd. But honestly, any large autoshow like Frankfurt, Geneva, LA, etc is going to risk some cars getting overshadowed by others, it just depends on how good of a show honda puts on.
For sure, I was referring more to the media cycle. Civic is going to get buried under all kinds of unobtainable candy...but then again it is a popular global model that is obtainable for masses of people... there may be enough traffic potential for them to try and keep Civic news top of mind... but does your average car shopper read car blogs...hmmm
 

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For sure, I was referring more to the media cycle. Civic is going to get buried under all kinds of unobtainable candy...but then again it is a popular global model that is obtainable for masses of people... there may be enough traffic potential for them to try and keep Civic news top of mind... but does your average car shopper read car blogs...hmmm
I feel like the majority of people would go somewhere like Motortrend or Car and Driver to look at new cars. It's an easy way to read reviews and get an impression of a car. Or even something like consumer reports.

The fact that the civic is a mainstream car means it'll get traffic no matter what in the online headlines. No matter how many $200k hyper cars debut people are going to be looking more in depth and seriously at the cars they can afford to own. I know personally i don't read the reviews of most of the super/hyper cars, because, whats the point? I'll never afford one. I'm more interested in reading about mainstream cars and maybe some lower priced luxury cars that are still moderately obtainable. Honda's a huge automaker and they sell alot of cars. Whether the civic gets press time, it'll sell record numbers because people will just immediately show up on lots and happen upon them whether they knew about them previously or not.

As for other people that do their research before going shopping they'll see plenty of articles and reviews of the brand new, all better, totally awesome, totally different honda civic with the journalistic headlines that'll be popping up everywhere once it debuts. And alot of that fanfare will be because the current civic by comparison got such a bad rap. Slow, sloppy, low quality, barely an updated 8th gen etc. The 10th will be huge with auto reviewers and mags because its so different from the current and such a step up. The real problem will be topping the 10th with the 11th gen civic and getting as much buzz. And knowing honda the 11th gen won't be another radical change, it'll be a cosmetic upgrade at best from the 10th because that's just how honda does things. 2 model lifespans are always very similar before they decide to come out with something totally different. i.e. 5th and 6th gen, 8th and 9th gen)
 

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I think the publicity stirring has begun! Someone posted this up stating that it was a spied shot of the Honda Civic type R in the U.S.
 
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