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Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype Unmasked

The Honda Civic Hatch will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show as a `prototype` that is a thinly-disguised production model.

Compared to the ninth generation currently on sale this concept is stronger, sharper, and more sculpted throughout, but especially up front.

The curving hoodline on the current car that falls in an undisturbed arc down to the bottom of the front bumper gets straightened out, sitting atop a bluff face packed with jutting features. Sheetmetal peaks and troughs carve up the sides, and the rear hatch emphasizes the angular and distinctions between features like the tailgate and arching boomerang containing the C-shaped lights. Production features on a base model will undoubtedly be toned down, but we could see this concept making for a fine Si or Type R trim, if we`re being especially hopeful.

Proportions increase a smidge, the new car 5.1 inches longer, 1.8 inches wider, and sitting .7 inches lower. That puts it about 1.2 inches shorter than the Civic Coupe on sale in the US.

The European launch goes down early next year, the US to follow after that.


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