Geneva anxiety increased: here’s the new Honda Civic Hatchback prototype. Sort of…

Most of our readers can’t wait to see the 2016 Geneva Motor Show open its doors. And there is one more reason for anxiety: the new Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype, which will be revealed at the Swiss event. All we have so far is this teaser of the car, but it already says a lot about the future basis for the Civic Type-R.

Its tail lamps will be very similar to the ones that equip the Civic Sedan, but the central double exhaust pipe right below the rea bumper promises the sort of performance most of us rub our hands about.

Its engines will be probably be the same ones the Civic Sedan already offers, such as the 2.0 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, which pumps out 103 kW, and the new 1.5 turbocharged 4-pot petrol powerplant, which delivers 130 kW. Don’t forget also about the future 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that will power the Type-R and that is able to peak 228 kW. The tenth generation Civic Hatchback Type-R will be sold in the USA for the first time. With that engine…

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.