Beyond that the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback will be, quite clearly, a hatchback, its name is particularly fitting. Honda last offered a hatchback version of the compact Civic in the U.S. in 2003, when the sporty Civic Si variant was available only as a two-door wedge—albeit one that was imported from Europe and had little in common with contemporary U.S.-market Civic sedans and coupes.
It’ll still be front-wheel drive, with a six-speed manual transmission. Last year, Honda announced that its next-generation Civic Type R will finally come to the United States. Ever since that announcement, Honda hasn’t had much else to say about the Civic Type R, instead preferring to focus on the launch of the Civic sedan and … Continue reading “The Next Honda Civic Type R Could Make 340 Horsepower, Says a Rumor”
They’re both high-performance versions of the 10th-generation Civic. But that’s where the similarities end. Notice the red Honda coupe above. It’s the all-new Civic Si. The hot version of Honda’s 10th-generation economy car is headed to U.S. dealers in early 2017. But lurking behind it, both in this photo and in the Honda family tree, … Continue reading “How the Civic Si Makes Sense Next to the Mighty Type-R”