As promised, Honda revealed in time for the 2016 Paris Motor Show the new Euro-spec Honda Civic Hatchback. The 10th generation Civic continues the path forged by its predecessors, mixing European design cues with a strong Wasabi sauce to present the customers in the green continent with something different than the Eco boxes they are used to.
The latest Honda Civic Hatchback features a sculpted, swept-back design built upon a new platform which features a lightweight, highly rigid bodyshell, boasts the lower centre of gravity and a sophisticated new suspension system, and is powered by two all-new VTEC TURBO gasoline engines. Being a product of the year 2016, the car also features a simple, uncluttered interior design with tech highlights such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
The combination of more space, improved NVH levels, and a sophisticated unibody design makes the new Honda Civic Hatchback a lot more supple and comfortable than cars usually are in this segment. Add to that a couple of highly efficient engines and you have a winning recipe for the European market. The engines Honda has picked for the Civic include a 1.0 litre three-cylinder and 1.5 litre four-cylinder gasoline turbocharged unit, with 129 PS and 182 PS respectively.
Equipment-wise, the new Civic takes the game to a new level with available features such as wireless phone charger, while overhead LED lighting, seven-inch Honda Connect 2 colour touchscreen display incorporating the navigation, infotainment and rear view camera and Honda SENSING suite of active safety and driver assist technologies.