2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype Video, First Look

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Honda Civic fans have a reason to celebrate thanks to what has debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Bowing at Switzerland is the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback prototype with aggressive styling and sporty lines. While it’s a bit optimistic to believe that the production model will retain the same styling, we can only hope that it will be as close as possible because it’s what the Civic needs to gain ground in what has become a competitive hatchback segment.

The model is expected to arrive in the U.S. starting late 2016 and will be offered exclusively with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Both a six-speed manual transmission and CVT will be available to shoppers.

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Even more exciting, the new Honda Civic hatchback will spawn a high-performance Si model and will also be the basis for the future Type R. Considering a Civic hatchback hasn’t been sold in the the U.S. since 2003, there’s a good reason to be excited if you’re a Honda fan.

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