The 2016 Paris Auto Show is set to start on Sept 29, but Honda couldn't wait to unveil it. They've released the latest 2017 Civic hatchback, which will also be displayed at the said motor show. The UK-built Civic will be marketed to 70 countries across the globe, and has made American debut last month.
Although the Honda Civic Hatchback still uses current 10<sup>th</sup> generation Civic platform, the people at Honda did not just simply shrink the car’s boot and call it a day, but have also undergone styling and equipment changes.
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The engines can be paired with either a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual transmission option.
As for the exterior, the hatchback not only sees reduction in overall length. At the front, the car gets full LED headlights and redesigned clusters that house LED fog lights which appear to be more aggressive.
Moving to the rear, the hatchback features an integrated spoiler (a resemblance to the one on 8<sup>th</sup> gen Civic Hatchback), larger air-vents-like elements at the rear bumper and centrally-mounted twin exhausts. There’s also an additional front splitter and side sills finished in gloss black as well as blacked out 18-inch wheels.
There are 3 audio systems to be chosen, comprised of 4, 8 or 11 speakers, each of them work in sync with 7-inch infotainment unit + Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. The rear seats split-fold in 60:40 configuration, expanding its boot capacity to 478 litres.
The Civic Hatchback retains driver assistance from the regular 10<sup>th</sup> gen Civic which include cruise control, lane keeping assistance, forward collision warning, hill-start assist, road departure sense, blind spot information and a collision mitigating braking system.
It is also reported that the new Civic Hatchback will be built in Thailand for ASEAN market. However, Honda Malaysia have yet to release any word of the car making its way to our market, unless there is sufficient demand for it.