The 11th generation of the Honda Civic made its global debut in April of 2021 albeit in its sedan form. It is important to note that the Civic, throughout the years has been available with multiple body styles, such as a sedan, a hatchback, and a coupe. With that said, Honda has just released a teaser for the upcoming Honda Civic Hatchback and has even released its launch date.
Honda has announced that the Civic hatchback will be globally unveiled to the public on June 24, 2021. As a way of celebrating the occasion, the Japanese automaker has also released several teaser images showcasing the upcoming vehicle’s outline. While the images give us a hint of what to expect for the hatchback, its finer details and specifications are still hidden.
However, Honda did leave a clue as to what to expect with its new design stating that it will be “designed to fit lifestyle needs of young, active buyers with flexible packaging, fun-to-drive performance, leading-edge technologies, and premium Euro-inspired exterior styling.” Aside from this, the Japanese automaker also revealed that the Honda Civic hatchback will also be made available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
While the photos don’t reveal too much about the upcoming hatchback, what we can expect to see is that it will have a similar look to its sedan counterpart from the nose down to its midsection. Most of the changes done to the vehicle will be seen from the B-pillar and back. From what can be seen in the teaser images, the Civic hatchback may come with wraparound taillights which could be in a similar design to the taillights seen on the sedan. Aside from this, it appears that the hatchback will also come with a small ducktail spoiler, however, it may just be the design of the rear hatch itself.
The engine options of the Honda Civic hatchback have yet to be confirmed, however, we expect it to have the same available powertrain options as its sedan counterpart. This means that we could expect to see a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine along with a naturally aspirated motor thrown into the mix for the entry-level variants. As for transmission options, it’s either a 6-speed manual or a CVT similar to what was available in its previous generation.
With the reveal of the Honda Civic hatchback right around the corner, this could also mean that the Honda Civic Type-R will also soon make its debut. As to when it will come out is yet to be confirmed. For now, however, will have to wait for its official launch to know its further specification and if it will arrive in the Philippine market.