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New 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback: Specs, Release Date, And Latest Pictures

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Sep 30, 2016 10:14 PM EDT

The new Honda Civic hatchback is finally here and has made its public unveiling during 2016 Paris Motor Show. The five-door hatchback has by this time, will be on sale in the US, with European sales starting in early 2017.

The official pictures and details came after months of teasers, concept cars and even enthusiast readers spotting US-spec cars on vehicles. Now, we've witnessed the car in the metal at the Paris show. Honda assures that the all-new Honda Civic is a momentous, a step forward for the brand, with the new car favors on the largest single model growth the car's DNA.

Honda Civic New Turbo Engines

At launch, the Ford Focus rival will be presented with a choice of two all-new turbocharged petrol engines, but not yet to confirm for diesel engines. However, Honda predicts the best seller will be the 127bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo, which can be matched with either a six-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox. A better and yet most powerful 180bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine will also be available with same transmission alternatives. Performance wise and fuel economy will be published closer to the car's on-sale date next year.

New Honda Civic, looks and lightweight design

The all-new foundation is 16kg lighter than before, while torsional stiffness has been enhanced by 52 per cent. The car is more responsive and more engaging from behind the wheel. As for the Type R model, management says it has been planned alongside with standard car from the origin for the first time but we don't anticipate it up until next September. A concept version is foreseen to join the standard pattern of the hatchback on the stand in Paris.

The feeling of driving the new Honda Civic

"Our car was fitted with the all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo engine," driven by engineering project leader David McDonald. And you know what if feels that you wanted to drive it, it just gave us the impression of performance, ride, and elegance.

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