Marcus De Guzman / Honda | March 13, 2017 11:59
Honda Thailand launches five-door version of tenth-generation Civic
The five-door version of the tenth-generation Civic is now available in the ASEAN region after Honda Thailand recently launched the 2017 Civic Hatchback. Looking sportier than its sedan counterpart, the new Civic Hatchback stayed true to the concept design while incorporating subtle revisions to differentiate itself from the four-door.
For starters, it has its own set of front and rear bumpers that feature large faux air intakes and outlets. Other than that, the signature LED headlights and black chrome Solid Wing Face dominte the front fascia. Also, it gets new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels wrapped in 215/50 tires.
Around the back, the tailgate itself has a twin spoiler design which consists of a roof and hatch spoiler. Placed at the center is a stoplamp with LED lighting. In terms of size, the Civic Hatchback is slighty shorter in length and marginally taller than the sedan. It measures 4,518mm long (-112), 1,798mm wide, 1,435mm tall (+20) and has a 2,700mm wheelbase.
Inside, the 2017 Civic Hatchback's design mirrors that of the sedan. It gets black leather upholsterly, 7-inch Navi touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, LCD instrument display, dual-zone automatic climate control and paddle shifters.
Other features present in the 2017 Civic Hatchback are: power front seats, engine start/stop button, cruise control, 60:40 split rear seats and a reverse camera. Over to safety, it gets six airbags, vehicle stability assist, hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes with EBD and auto brake hold.
Honda also mentioned that they increased cargo space on the Civic Hatchback by slightly moving the rear seats forward. According to Honda the hatchback has a cargo capacity of 727 liters (with rear seats up), dwarfing the sedan's 519 liter cargo space.
Only one engine is available for the 2017 Civic Hatchback, the 1.5-liter Earth Dreams L15B7 turbo inline-four. It generates 173 PS at 5500 rpm along with 220 Nm of torque from 1700 – 5500 rpm. It is then married to an Earth Dreams-developed continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Available colors for the Thai-spec Civic Hatchback are: Black Burgundy Night Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Orchid White Pearl.