Japanese car maker Honda teased the first image of the upcoming Civic hatchback, which is scheduled to make its world premiere at Geneva Motor Show, starting on March 1. Honda has confirmed European launch of the car in early 2017.
The five-door Civic hatchback's production-spec model will be produced at Honda's UK manufacturing unit and will be exported to global markets, including the US. The teaser image shows rear-end of the car that looks more like a coupe than a hatchback. The sporty rear-end comes with a beefy bumper and dual exhaust tips at the centre of the bumper. The picture also shows roof-mounted spoiler and the quirky taillights are shaped like a boomerang.
The technical details have been kept under wraps for now. However, various reports indicate the car will be powered by a new turbocharged, three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit with an estimated output of 127bhp mated to six-speed manual transmission. The powertrain line-up is also expected with 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit mated to CVT transmission.
Apart from the Civic hatchback, Honda will showcase the Clarity Fuel Cell that is the world's first production fuel cell saloon to house the entire fuel cell powertrain under the bonnet. Honda will also demonstrate a new design concept model of the Jazz that highlights potential for customisation. The NSX hybrid supercar featuring V6 engine mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission will be on display and deliveries will begin in 2016.