New Euro-Inspired 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Arrives from Across the Pond
Date: September 27, 2016 05:45
Honda Press Release
Sep 23, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.
Arriving in showrooms starting next Monday, the striking 2017 Civic Hatchback joins the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe as the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup. Combining Euro-inspired styling and 5-door hatchback versatility with world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology, the Civic Hatchback is designed for buyers seeking an even more expressive, sporty and versatile Civic. The 2017 Civic Hatchback will begin to arrive at dealers Monday with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of $19,7001 for the LX with 6-speed manual transmission.
- New model continues rollout of the 10th-generation Civic lineup and introduces new Sport and Sport Touring trims
- Hatchback provides appealing combination of sporty styling, efficiency, versatility and premium content
- All trims powered by 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected turbo engine
Built on the same world-class platform as the Civic Sedan and Coupe, the 2017 Civic Hatchback offers an appealing combination of sporty styling, efficiency, interior utility and premium features. The Civic Hatchback is available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi and a new line-topping Sport Touring4 version. All models are equipped with a 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 174 horsepower2 in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, and 180 horsepower2 in the Sport and Sport Touring trims which feature a dual-outlet center-mounted exhaust and are designed to benefit from premium unleaded fuel.
The Civic Hatchback's turbocharged engine can be mated to either a sporty CVT (all trims) or a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission (LX and Sport trims) and boasts class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/40/34 mpg2 (city/highway/combined; LX, EX & EX-L Navi w/ CVT).
Working in concert with the Honda turbocharged powertrain is the Civic's more rigid and lightweight body and sophisticated chassis design, featuring a fully independent suspension system with liquid-filled bushings, sport-tuned electronic power steering (EPS) with variable gear ratio, and powerful 4-channel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution and Hill Start Assist. These systems synergize to endow the Civic Hatchback with nimble, sophisticated handling and a firm yet comfortable ride.
Pricing and Fuel Economy
The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the 10th-generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity, including a roomy interior (97.2 cu. ft.), best-in-class rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and the largest available cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set (25.7 cu. ft. with rear seats up; LX, EX, EX-L Navi).
Key available features include Honda Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (standard on EX and above trims), heated seats, power driver and front-passenger seats, remote engine start and more.
The Civic Hatchback's all-new Sport Touring4 grade features textured aluminum sport pedals, red-accented instrument illumination and a 540-Watt 12-speaker premium audio system, the most powerful ever offered in a Civic.
Interior Comfort & Convenience Features
Safety and Driver Assistance Technologies
Available on LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims and standard on Sport Touring4 trim is the Honda Sensing™4 suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) integrated with CMBS, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning integrated with RDM, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Auto High-Beam Headlights (HSS) – a Civic first.
The Civic Hatchback has earned a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is anticipated to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with Honda Sensing.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback was developed jointly by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan and is manufactured for the U.S. market exclusively by Honda of the UK Manufacturing in its Swindon, UK plant.
Additional Consumer information is available at www.automobiles.honda.com/civic.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835 destination charge, and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 LX 6MT Peak power: 174 hp @ 5500 rpm (SAE net), Peak torque: 167 lb-ft @ 1800-5500 rpm (SAE net);
LX, EX, EX-L CVT Peak power: 174 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net), Peak torque 162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm (SAE net);
Sport 6MT Peak power: 180 hp @ 5500 rpm (SAE net), Peak torque: 177 lb-ft @ 1900-5000 rpm (SAE net);
Sport, Sport Touring CVT Peak power: 180 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net), Peak torque: 162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm (SAE net)
3 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
4 Sport Touring trim and Honda Sensing will be made available later in the year; pricing and timing to be provided at a later date.
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September 27, 2016 06:10