When the first pictures of the Civic Hatchback appeared, Honda was fast in releasing official images of the car. At the time, we missed its technical specifications. Honda has finally disclosed them and they reveal a very impressive C-segment hatch.
The Civic Hatchback is 4.50 m long (as we predicted in March), 1.80 m wide, 1.42 m high and has a wheelbase of 2.70 m, just like the sedan. This is because the 2-box version of the Civic is once again built over the Civic’s. The former one was built over Fit’s. The use of ultra high strength steel in its structure has made it 16 kg lighter than the previous Civic Hatchback.
The trunk of the new hatchback can hold 478 l of luggage, an impressive volume of stuff that beats even some station wagons and sedans.
The interior, with red instruments, promises a very sporty car. In Europe, it will be powered by 2 engines. The entry-level option is a 1.0 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 95 kW at 5,500 rpm and 200 Nm at 2,250 rpm when mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and 180 Nm from 1,700 up to 4,500 rpm when mated to a CVT. The other one is the same 1.5 4-cylinder already presented in other version of the 10th generation Civic. It generates 134 kW at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm from 1,900 rpm up to 5,000 rpm with the 6-speed manual transmission and 220 Nm from 1,700 rpm up to 5,500 rpm with the CVT.
In the USA, the new Civic Hatchback will only be powered by the 1.5 4-cylinder engine. It will have different outputs: 130 kW for the LX, EX and EX-L grades and 134 kw for the Sport and Sport Touring trims. A manual transmission will be offered only for the LX grade.
Both Europe and USA will have the Civic Type R version, with a 2.0 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, that we have already revealed a few days ago.