Honda unveils its most aggressive Civic yet
Honda’s latest Civic hatchback is aggressive, yet beautiful. Find out more about the latest iteration of Honda’s much loved hot hatch.
We recently told you about the Civic Concept that Honda had teased ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Well now we can reveal more, as the car has been officially unveiled at said show and it’s a beauty!
US-based Honda fans have had to sit and watch while Honda supplied their European counterparts with various Civics over the years. The last time one was available in the US was back in 2005, but after an 11-year wait American buyers will finally be able to get their hands on a 10th-generation Civic from 2017.
And as you can see from the image above, it looks like their wait has been worthwhile because Honda’s latest iteration of the Civic is sharper, stronger and more sculpted than any of its predecessors.
Despite only being a “prototype”, the 10th-generation Civic on display in Geneva is undoubtedly a very close representation of the production model we can expect to see in the future. That’s because Honda has a history of keeping the finished product in line with concept vehicles.
Is the new Civic too sporty though for some customers? That depends on your outlook. The striking bright green accents offset the overall look beautifully, while the vents and sharp creases afford a feeling of sophisticated sportiness.
Actually, the more you like at this new Civic the more you realise just how aggressive it is. You could be mistaken for thinking you were looking at a Civic Type-R, quite frankly, which then begs the question: how crazily aggressive is the new Civic Type-R going to be?
In Europe, the new Civic will be available in 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged variants, as well as a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel. In the US, buyers will be able to choose from 1.5-litre turbo and 2.0-litre (the same currently offered in the Civic sedan).
The new Civic, including the Type-R variant, will reportedly hit Australian shores sometime in 2017.