AutoIndustriya.com / Brent Co | March 28, 2017 18:21
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback lands in Thailand
It's official, Honda Thailand has just revealed the new Civic Hatchback at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show. Staying true to the concept design, the new 5-door Civic looks sleeker than its 4-door counterpart and gets a unique front and rear design.
While the Civic Hatchback has the same width 1,798mm width and 2,700mm wheelbase, it is relatively shorter in length and taller by height than the sedan. It measures 4,518mm long (-112) and stands at 1,435mm tall (+20).
As mentioned earlier, the 2017 Civic Hatchback has its own unique front and rear designs which feature large faux air inlets and outlets. Also present are the Solid Wing Face grill finished in black chrome and the LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRLs).
Around the back, the tailgate has a twin-spoiler design and a centrally-mounted LED stoplamp. Rounding it all off are new 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215/50 tires.
Inside, almost everything from the 4-door has been carried over in the 5-door. In Thailand, the Civic Hatchback gets black leather upholstery, 7-inch Navi touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LCD instrument panel, dual-zone automatic climate control and paddle shifters.
Also present are the following amenities: power front seats, engine start/stop button, cruise control, 60:40 split rear seats and a reverse camera. In terms of luggage space, Honda said that the Civic Hatchback has 727 liters of space with the rear seats up. This was made possible as they were able to move the rear seats forward.
The Thai-spec Civic Hatchback is only available with the 1.5-liter L15B7 Earth Dreams turbo inline-four. It produces 173 PS at 5500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1700 – 5500 rpm. Power is then delivered to an Earth Dreams developed continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Safety features present on the 2017 Civic Hatcback include: auto brake hold, six airbags, hill-start assist (HSA) and vehicle stability assist (VSA).