Honda Civic Concept Teased Ahead of Geneva Debut
Honda has released a teaser image of its Civic Concept ahead of the official Geneva unveiling and it’s looking promising.
Next month’s Geneva Motor Show will witness the unveiling of the 10th-generation Honda Civic in the form of a concept preview. The teaser image above from Honda is all we have to go on at the moment and provides our first official look at one of the most eagerly-anticipated family hatchbacks to date.
As with many Honda concepts, we can expect the actual Civic production model to very closely resemble this design study and as you can see, the car has got a similar look to the Civic sedan with its distinctive boomerang-shaped rear lights and the Civic Coupe with its sporty roofline.
However, unlike the sedan, the Civic Hatchback Prototype, as it’s known, has a much more aggressive-looking rear bumper and large, centrally-located twin-exhaust outlet.
In fact, you could be mistaken for thinking that the concept image is previewing a Civic Type-R and not a family-oriented hatchback.
Many are expecting the new Civic to be best in class when it comes to handling. That’s because it builds on the sedan’s already strong platform by boasting a sophisticated rear end set-up.
Moreover, we can expect to see the Civic receive the sedan’s 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with either six-speed manual or CVT transmissions, which will send power to the front wheels.
European buyers will also have the option of purchasing the Civic in a revised 1.6-litre diesel model and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol.
In addition to the Civic Hatchback Prototype, we can also expect to see more of the Clarity Fuel Cell car revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon last October and the Honda Jazz Keenlight Concept.
Finally, despite experiencing several delays along the way, Honda is looking set to reveal the production-spec NSX on its Geneva stand. European and (hopefully) Australian buyers can expect to see the supercar in showrooms later this year.