To debut in Paris alongside the Civic Sedan and Jazz Spotlight Edition.
It was less than a month ago when Honda took the virtual wraps off the Civic Hatchback in U.S. specification (pictured below) and now they have released a teaser with its European sibling. As you would imagine, it’s going to look virtually the same, albeit the Euro version won’t have the orange side markers which are mandatory on U.S. cars. The interior cabin should be carried over as well, so the differences between the two will be on a subtle level.
Honda isn’t providing any details about the Civic Hatchback set to be sold on the old continent, but we already know it’s going to be available with a new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. In addition, the five-door hatch will also be offered with the 1.5-liter already powering the sedan and coupe in United States. Being a model destined to be available in Europe where diesels are still very popular despite the recent scandals, Honda will sell the model with its familiar 1.6-liter i-DTEC unit which might be updated for this new application.
The Swindon-built hatchback is going to be joined in Paris by the sedan (pictured above in U.S. guise) which will be assembled like the outgoing model in Turkey at the company’s factory in Gebzé. The model is scheduled to hit the market at the beginning of 2017, but the automaker points out it will not be offered in U.K.
Later on next year, Honda is going to introduce in United States the range-topping Civic Type R which has already been caught on camera several times. Hopefully, there won’t be a delay regarding the Euro launch of the model and the hot hatch will be available right away in all markets.
Also at the Paris Motor Show, Honda will have on display the Jazz Spotlight Edition which will basically be a production version of the Jazz Keenlight concept shown earlier this year in Geneva. Much like the Civic Sedan, the new Jazz model won’t be available in U.K. dealerships. In the markets where it will be sold, the new Jazz version will feature bronze body accents, bespoke 15-inch alloy wheels, and some tweaks inside the cabin, but nothing to write home about.