Breaking: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Teased Before Geneva

Photo Credit: Honda UK
Photo Credit: Honda UK /

Honda teased the third and final body iteration for the 10th gen Honda Civic which will make its official debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show later this March.

Earlier last year Honda finally unveiled the 10th gen 2016 Honda Civic with three body styles on the way: a coupe, sedan and hatchback. We’ve already seen the Sedan and coupe but now according to Honda UK earlier today, Honda is ready to unveil the prototype hatchback form at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show that kicks off later this March. Take a gander at the rear of this 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback below and let the speculating begin on what the finished product will look like.

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The Honda Civic hatchback has always been the a favorite for both regular buyers and enthusiasts of the brand. As far as the USDM market is concerned, the last time Honda offered a hatchback for its US Consumers was back in 2003 when Honda transplanted its Euro-spec Honda Civic Si. And even then, that hatchback was a performance model with only a five-speed manual paired to the K20 series engine. It’s not like anyone was complaining, it’s just that regular commuters couldn’t option out an automatic and a tamer engine.

Photo Credit: Honda
Photo Credit: Honda /

UKDM markets received their own Civic hatchback, but that never made it to U.S. shores as they were completey different markets.

The 10th generation Honda Civic changes all that. From what we can tell, this Honda Civic Hatchback prototype carries on the same styling cues we’ve loved from the coupe and sedan. Those boomerang taillights are promptly featured and jut out over the rear haunches. The rear bumper sports a massive faux-diffuser centered around a dual exhaust center exit. Unlike hatchbacks of the last generations from Honda, this one is has definite sporting intentions and is geared towards a younger demographic.

You can expect Honda to stuff the same engines from the Coupe and Sedan. That means the 2.0L N/A with 158 HP in base model hatchbacks and 1.5T’s with its 174 HP in higher trim levels.

What gets the greater Honda community excited is how the aftermarket community will redefine this hatchback. The hatch has been a popular choice in the Honda tuning community for being lightweight, compact and versatile.

FWD and its sporty roots is alive and well in Honda and we can’t wait for the official reveal.

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The Geneva Motor Show kicks off March 13, 2016. Stay tuned for a U.S. announcement shortly after.