Official photos of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept ready for Geneva have leaked.
For the U.S. market the Civic lineup will benefit from a sedan, coupe and hatchback with Si and Type-R variants to come. We already have the Sedan on sale with the Coupe hitting showroom floors in a matter of months. According to CarScoops on their latest piece that hit the web earlier Friday, these are official leaked photos of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept that was slated for the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. With five doors, an aggressive front end, a sporty rear, and Honda’s new turbocharged engines on deck, it looks like Honda has a real winner on their hands. Check out some exclusive photos of this hatch courtesy of CarScoops below.
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If you chopped the trunk of the Civic Sedan and grafted on a sporty hatch rear end, from twenty feet away you’d be roughly at what this 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Concept is right now. Portrayed in this concept is obviously a sportier version of what’ll actually make it to production but gauging how far off Honda’s concepts are to the real deal, this isn’t far off what we’ll see in the showroom.
It looks like the front-end remains unchanged from the sedan. The hatchback might get larger front intake channels surrounding the front fog-lights but that could just be the picture proportions. The real piece de resistance is the rear end. Like a lot of hot hatches, this concept benefits from an aggressive rear bumper/faux diffuser combination with center exhaust. Although the rear hatch glass is steeply raked, it looks like rear headroom won’t be affected.
Interestingly, this hatch will be built in Honda’s Swindon Factory. Although Honda is keen on quality across the board, we’ll be curious to look at the fit and finish of this hatch compared to the American and Canadian made Coupe and Sedan.