If you love fast cars, the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback is now under development by the giant Japanese car maker. The 2017 model is very different from the 2016 version where the interior and exterior have received a major upgrade. From the motor shows that was held in Geneva we have managed to gather informative detail concerning the 2017 prototype model regarding its interior, exterior, performance, engine release date and price
2017 Honda Civic hatchback Changes, Exterior Features
The Honda team of experts has revolutionized the exterior model to have a modern look that is enhanced by the stylishly designed body. The new panel is expected to feature LED lights and a Honda logo at the center of the car front. The new model also comes with a curvy bumper that is wider than that of its predecessor. This makes the car have a bolder and authentic look. The hot air exhaust combined with the use of type R layout makes the civic coupe have great body features.
It also comes with curved bends that make everything to look perfect with new automobile design. The giant carmaker experts are planning to add the weight of the car using more materials to improve its aerodynamics. Many car critics have agreed that the type R design has more chances of winning g a larger market share when compared to other competitors on the market. The car comes with a sporty taillight feature that gives it a more aggressive look. The car is expected to come with 19-inch alloy sporty wheel for better handling and enhanced performance. The overall size is expected to be 165 inches in length. 60 inches height and 75 inches wide. The new Civic hatchback will be 1.18 inc/30 mm wider, 0.8 inc/20 mm lower and 5,1 inc/130 mm longer than the current generation.
2017 Honda Civic Interior Design
The 2017 model will feature a spacious cabin fitted with modern technological gadgets for more convenience to the user. It also features a sporty gearbox, stylish controls that are mounted on the steering wheel and an impressive sporty gauge. The seats come well covered with high-quality leather in different colors. The rear seats fold easily to create more storage space.
The new model will also come with a new dashboard that features a multi-touch audio that has four fitted speakers. The next generation Honda Civic also Bluetooth integration and facilities that enable connectivity for devices such as iPods and smartphones. Safety features including turn signal and electronic braking system are also availed. Other features include Android-based touchscreen infotainment system, LED daytime running lights auto lights, and climate control gadgets.
Updated, standard features:
– Android Auto
– Honda Display Audio(Apple CarPlay)
– heated front seats
– heated side mirrors,
– power driver
– remote engine start.
Updated, safety fetures(driver-assistive technologies):
– Collision avoids braking system
– Front collision Warning
– Lane keeping assist
– Lane departure warning
– Adaptive cruise control and
– Honda sensing(only standard on Sport Touring)
Engine and Performance
2017 Civic coupe and sedan will have two different engine one being a 2.0-liter engine for the base model that uses VTECH technology as well as sport a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 220 to 230 horsepower. The turbocharged engine for Typer R hatchback will have the capacity of producing up to 300HP. However, this new “regular” hatchback will only have 1,5l petrol variant, and rumored diesel 1.6l option.
The turbocharged engines are mated with a manual six-speed car that will enable it to thrash its power to the front wheel. Also, there is Continuously variable transmission-CVT in all variants also(LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring).
This model stays affordable and leaves the Type R room to breathe as the range-topping model. If you are a buyer, looking for a fuel-efficient car the 2017 model is the right choice for you. Also, there will be 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The second one is petrol 1.5-litre DOHC direct-injected turbo engine. It will have It will have 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of twist. Sport and Touring trim will have 180 horses and 162 lb.-ft. of torque.
The most interesting data is about gas mileage. By trims, it gets(LX CVT-transmission) city/why/combined 30.5 mpg, 39 mpg, and 34 mpg. Sport and Sport touring model have city/why/combined 30 mpg / 35.5 mpg / 32 mpg, and those ones with manual transmission 29.5 mpg / 38 mpg / 33 mpg.
These 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback engines are almost certain for production.
Release date and price
The 2017 Honda Civic hatchback release date is expected to hit the showroom in the last quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017. Although the officials have not confirmed the price, the cost is expected to range between $20,000 and $27,000
Check also: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback pictures