Honda Civic hatch
The completely reimagined and reinvented new Civic is the sportiest ever and sets a benchmark for the compact class in terms of space, fuel efficiency, safety features, interior quality, and dynamic performance.
The Honda Civic 5-door hatch exterior design shares the same platform as the new Civic sedan.
It features a sleek and swept back silhouette and articulates a fresh and distinctive new Honda design direction that conveys a strong, youthful and sporty character advancing the Civic design into the next era. Its windswept lines are complimented by the most comprehensive aerodynamic packaging of any Honda to date, including complete underbody panelling improving both fuel efficiency and cabin quietness.
The Honda Civic 5-door Hatch is set to continue the model’s reputation for providing class-leading practicality with unrivalled passenger and cargo space. High quality materials, a sophisticated design theme and new high quality digital instrument display provide a fresh, premium interior ambience.
The Civic delivers an engaging drive and impressive handling benefiting from Honda’s Agile Handling Assist which has been developed to increase vehicle responsiveness and stability, offering drivers handling that is both exhilarating and secure.
The instrument panel houses a large tachometer flanked by a coolant temperature gauge on the left and fuel level gauge on the right. A digital speedometer is positioned in the centre of the tachometer. This instrument panel is reworked in a one piece design which provides greater knee room for the driver. The centre console is engineered around a “Tech Centre” theme. Up front, it has a two-tier smartphone tray with a wire management pass through for organised connectivity.
Type R Variant
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R reflects unique thinking, desire for constant re-invention, re-evaluation, and relentless pursuit of better. Hondas passion for creating the perfect sports machine for the road and the track is imprinted into their DNA and drawn into every curve of its body. It’s a car that has been built for the sheer thrill of driving, a car built with soul, a car that speaks to you the way few others can. But, ultimately, actions speak louder than words.
The spacious new Civic hatch brings a broad range of engine choice and price points to the market. It has a high-tech chassis, a well put together interior with high quality materials, and the Type R variant resets the handling standard (and price point) for hot hatches.
New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild & AA Motoring
The new Honda Civic is the sportiest ever, setting a benchmark for the compact class in terms of quality, space, fuel efficiency, safety and dynamic performance. The all-new 2017 Civic 5 Door Hatch and the Civic Type R add to the tenth-generation Civic line up a premium, sporty hatchback, and a performance machine built for the sheer thrill of driving.
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