The new hybrid-only Honda Civic has been revealed for Europe ahead of its autumn on-sale date, completing Honda's plans to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022.
The eleventh-generation family hatchback was first revealed for the American market at the Los Angeles motor show late last year.
The new Civic’s e:HEV powertrain pairs a newly developed Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre petrol engine with two electric motors to produce 181bhp and 232lb ft of torque.
Honda said it's targeting official CO2 emissions of less than 110g/km.
The hot Honda Civic Type R will retain a pure-combustion set-up, likely to be based around an evolved version of the current car's 'K20C1' turbocharged 2.0-litre four, which produces 316bhp - making it one of the most powerful front-wheel-drive cars on sale today.
The Japanese firm has taken an evolutionary approach for the 11th-generation Civic's styling, although notably the new car adopts a fastback-style sloping roofline, ditching the current model's prominent rear wing.
The rear hatch itself is said to be lighter and features smaller hinges for a cleaner roofline, while the A-pillars are two inches farther back than on the current car and the wheelbase is 35mm longer.
A honeycomb-style trim panel with integrated air vents runs the width of the dashboard, while a free-standing 9.0in infotainment touchscreen brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
There will be three trims available: Elegance, Sport and Advance. There’s no confirmed specification yet for the UK, but top-spec cars in the US get a 10.2in digital dial display, a Bose sound system, wireless smartphone charging and a larger (9.0in) touchscreen.