Wednesday 4th May 2016
The hatch version of Honda’s next-gen Civic has already appeared on a patents website; now we've had a glimpse of its interior during testing
Spy photographers have captured these images of Honda’s next-generation Civic hatchback, revealing its interior in undisguised form for the first time.The new pictures all but confirm that the European-spec hatchback will get the same dash design as the US-spec saloon, with a clutter-free design and compact infotainment screen housed in the centre console.Like the Geneva concept by which it is heavily influenced, the Mk10 Civic is expected to be longer, wider and lower than the current hatch, giving it more cabin and storage space. The concept is 30mm wider, 20mm lower and 130mm longer than the current car, making it 140mm longer than a Ford Focus and 245mm longer than a Volkswagen Golf.Unlike the hot hatch-like concept, today's development car and earlier patent images show what regular models will look like. Although the overall shape is the same, the regular car gets simpler, less aggressive bodywork and smaller wheels. It also appears to have a hidden tailpipe as opposed to the sportier concept's centrally mounted twin-pipe set-up.Video: Honda NSX first drive review - the perfect everyday supercar?We first caught a glimpse of the 2017 Civic’s design when development mules of the saloon version were spotted testing last year. Now we've had a glimpse of a test mule, it looks like the hatch and saloon are likely to be based on the same wheelbase.Nothing has been confirmed, but we also expect a Tourer estate to join the line-up, with a hot Type R arriving last as the range-topping model.The Civic will be launched with three engines, including two new turbocharged VTECs – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder. Details are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the 1.5-litre engine to produce about 174bhp and the 1.0-litre to offer about 100bhp while emitting less than 100g/km of CO2.Honda and Ariel renew exclusive engine supply dealThe final engine at launch will be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel, which will be carried over from the current car and should be good for close to 80mpg combined.The most potent model, the Civic Type R, should feature a more powerful version of the current car’s 306bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC unit.We expect the 2017 Honda Civic to be officially unveiled in the autumn.
Amazing coast drive using only A & B roads and keeping the sea in view wherever possible all in the target of 8 days. We did this nutty trip to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Association of Great Britain and raised the sum of Â£4000+...
Wednesday 4th May 2016
Red Bull founder and Formula 1 team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has performed a complete u-turn and decided to not shut down his private television channel ServusTV