When we say Happy Monday, we really mean it this time, because we’re waking up to the news that the Honda Civic Hatchback is making its way back stateside. It’s a looker, too.
Honda confirms it will sell the all-new 2017 Civic Hatchback in the U.S. this fall. This is the first time a Civic hatchback’s been offered here since the seventh-generation SI a decade ago. (By the way, the Honda Civic SI is returning to the states soon as well.)
The new Civic Hatchback is built on the 10th-generation Civic platform recently rolled out by Honda. The five-door will come in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Sport Touring.
All hatchbacks come with a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine under the hood. It’s available with either a CVT or a six-speed manual. The manual is standard on the LX, Sport and EX.
The LX, EX and EX-L offer 172-horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, while the Sport and Sport Touring bump the power up 180-hp with the same torque figure. The Sport models also feature a new exhaust system with tailpipes centered under the rear bumper.
The new Civic Hatchback will be the basis of the new high-performance Honda Type-R next year, and likely the new Si model, as well. It’s being built in the UK.
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