Conceptual version of the new Honda Civic hatchback is given an early debut thanks to leaked images
Jim Holder
26 February 2016

The next-generation Honda Civic concept is believed to have been revealed in these low-res pictures, which have leaked out on the eve of next week's Geneva motor show.

The pictures were revealed by, and show a car with familiar Honda Civic styling cues but with much more aggressive body styling. As the Geneva show car is likely to be a concept, it is likely that the more exaggerated features will be toned down for production.

Update: The tenth generation Honda Civic takes it bow at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow

The all-new Civic is expected to go on sale in 2017, and draw styling inspiration from the Honda Civic Coupe concept that was shown at last year's New York motor show.

The new Civic will sit on an all-new platform developed by Honda. Spy pictures of it testing have already revealed some details, including an all-new dashboard design and high-tech features including heated rear seats and blind-spot protection cameras, suggesting top-end models will feature cutting edge kit.

In time, the Civic family will extend to include a five-door hatch, five-door estate, four-door saloon and the next-generation Honda Civic Type R.

Engines are expected to include new-generation 1.0-litre turbo and 1.5-litre petrol engines, while a new hybrid system is also expected to be launched with the car.

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Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is an impressive achievement and a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, but it isn't quite up to class-leading standards

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26 February 2016
Best civic front in ages, now ned to work on the backend,,

27 February 2016
Don't understand why they couldnt bring the US version straight over. Its a pretty neat design. They do this for the FIT aka Jazz, CRV and HRV already. This Euro version has a horrible bulbous back end rear light clusters that look like a baboons bottom. Can be seen on other websites.

27 February 2016
But then It couldn't get any worse, new turbo petrol engines too, and boy does it need them

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

27 February 2016
Why get excited about possible new petrol engines for the Civic, very few people buy petrol cars of this size. They will probably come with the awful droning automatic transmission that Toyota and Honda seem to try to force people into like the Jazz has.

27 February 2016
Campervan wrote:

Why get excited about possible new petrol engines for the Civic, very few people buy petrol cars of this size. .

Rubbish. Very few people buys cars like the Focus with petrol engines, really!!!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

27 February 2016
Yeah,better,less contrived front end,but,like other makers in this sector,it looks like it's getting bigger.

Peter Cavellini.

27 February 2016
I agree with some posters here that the car is one of the better looking offerings from Honda of late but this term "Scoop" is beginning to be a bit overused and abused by the manufacturers of late, I have no doubt this was a planted release in order to drum up interest, it will soon become taboo... They also said it is a concept?Lol, look in the States for the exact car but with a normal boot.

29 February 2016
The front is still too fussy for me and the middle, in profile view, looks like it belongs to a different car.

29 February 2016
Agree with StuM82, very fussy. Presumably this is not the shopping trolley version as it's trying so hard to morph into an NSX.

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