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GIIAS 2016: Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype Comes To ASEAN

Kon August 12, 2016 14:55

First shown at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, the Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype concept makes its first ASEAN appearance at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2016, teasing a possible arrival in our region.

Unlike past-generation European Civic hatchbacks, the new Civic Hatchback is more closely-related to the sedan model, and is planned to be exported globally.

Whilst it is not known whether Honda Malaysia plans to accommodate this model in its local line-up, reports have confirmed that Honda Australia will be introducing a Civic Hatchback later this year, and will be importing the vehicle from Thailand along with its sedan sibling.

In the European market, these vehicles will be UK-built and will sport the following range of turbocharged powertrains – 1.0-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol, and 1.6-litre diesel.

The Thai-built variants, meanwhile, will feature the same pair of petrol engines as seen in the sedan for our market, namely the 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated i-VTEC and 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo.

Read our first impressions review of the tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan here.

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Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.

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