The 2017 MY Honda Civic Hatchback is scheduled to exhibit globally at the Paris Motor Show in next year.
If the model is considered, it is developed from scratch with qualities such as agile and dynamic in nature. The resultant of innovative new engineering and construction techniques, the car is lightweight and wear rigid bodyshell. To offer an engaging and fun driving experience, the automaker kept the 2017 Civic hatch’s centre gravity lower and incorporated a new suspension setup.
The cabin inside is completely new which features a simple, arranged layout with added new and upgraded features. Seating is lower and fabricated with high-grade material. The lower seating position offers deeper connection feeling to the driver with the car. Other than this, the brand fitted the instrument console with its second generation infotainment and connectivity system along with the facility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood, the MY17 Civic hatchback is packed with brand’s 1.0 litre three-cylinder and 1.5 litre four-cylinder gasoline turbocharged engines that are used for the first time in Europe in this model. In Honda’s engineering history, the brand has given various powertrain options that are highly been appreciated and supplies great performance. While the new VTEC Turbo engines are designed and developed to offer dynamic performance to comply with all-new Civic’s sporty character. Still, the mentioned units offer an excellent fuel efficiency. The transmission duties on both trims will be handled by either a newly designed six-speed manual gearbox or via a CVT automatic.
The three-cylinder 1.0 liter VTEC Turbo gasoline unit is an association with the six-speed manual transmission is rated to coughs out 129 HP (95 kW) at 5,500 rpm along with 200 Nm. On the flip of the coin, the same unit with CVT transmission churns out similar power figure and 180 Nm in between 1,700 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
The larger four-cylinder 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo gasoline engine that is being said offers great performance in power and torque as compared to previous 1.8-litre VTEC. It produces 182 HP (134 kW) of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm of maximum torque at 1,900 rpm -5,500 rpm via mated CVT transmission. While, with the six-speed manual gearbox, the engine spits out 240 Nm in the 1,900 rpm-5,500 rpm.