LEAKED! – These are the patent images of the new Honda Civic hatchback

A few days ago, we have published images of a car that was supposed to be the production version of the Honda Civic Hatchback. In the end, it wasn’t so: the car was the Honda Concept B. We are sorry for that mistake, but not for these new patent images. They really show the new Civic Hatchback, And the confirmation comes from the front-end of the car. Check it below.

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It is a pity Honda has decided to keep the Civic identity to the car when the Concept B looks much more aggressive, but the real deal is not bad. Honda has made it a more sporty vehicle by dropping the chromed grille. Apart from it and the fog lamps niche, the new Civic Hatchback looks pretty much the same vehicle up to the B column. And that allows us to make some bets related to technical specifications.

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The Honda Civic in its sedan body is 4.63 m long, 1.80 m wide, 1.41 high and has a wheelbase of 2.70 m. Since the hatchback is produced over the same platform, it will very likely retain the same wheelbase, being only shorter. We expect it to be around 30 cm shorter, at 4.33 m. We have overlayed the images of the hatchback and the sedan and we expect the two-box vehicle to be around 10 cm shorter taking scale into consideration. Therefore, the Civic Hatchback would not be longer than 4,50 m. Click the image below to compare both bodies.

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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.

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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.