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Geneva 2016: Honda Civic hatchback breaks cover

Geneva 2016: Honda Civic hatchback breaks cover image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda | posted March 01, 2016 16:01

Honda reveals the sporty Civic hatchback

Honda has revealed the Civic hatchback prototype at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, marking the vehicle's global debut.

The Japanese automaker says the 2016 Civic hatchback is 30mm wider, 20mm lower and 130mm longer than the current generation.

In terms of design, the 10th generation Civic hatchback looks mean and aggressive. Up front, it is fitted with sharp-looking LED headlights, daytime running lights (DRLs), large air intakes, a distinctive bumper, a black grill and a sculpted hood.

Turning at the side, the Civic hatchback is characterized by sleek and sharp lines that extend out to create a streamlined appearance. The vehicle also has prominent wheel arches, a sloping roofline and a glossy black side skirt.

Honda Civic hatchback prototype

The rear, on the other hand, is equipped with C-shaped LED taillights, angular creases, a sporty bumper, a spoiler and dual exhaust pipes.

Honda Civic hatchback prototype

Honda has yet to release the Civic hatchbacks power output rating but, the automaker did confirm that the vehicle will feature a range of three powertrain options for the European market: 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo gasoline engines and a revised 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel unit.