The next-generation Honda Civic is expected to make an appearance by 2016, and Americans may finally get a taste of a five-door hatchback model.
Of course nothing is definitive, and 2016 is quite a ways away, but given that other automakers are selling five-door hatchbacks in America with success – like the Hyundai Elantra – it wouldn’t be a surprise if Honda finally makes the move for America.
The current-generation Civic debuted last year and already Honda has been quick to refine the model. According to Erik Berman, president of Honda R&D Americas, there are “fairly substantial styling changes” coming for the current Civic this fall. Berkman also noted that the next-generation US-spec Civic sedan and coupe will be developed in North America.
[Source: USA Today]