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2017 Honda Civic X Hatchback Spied Testing in Europe

Honda is getting ready to showcase the concept that will preview the Civic X, but its engineers are already testing the prototype of the production model.
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Thanks to our spy photographers, we can provide you with the first photo gallery of the new Civic X. So, before you see the concept car prepared by Honda for its 2016 Geneva Motor Show presence, here are the first ever pictures of the next generation of the Civic.

Except for the Type-R prototype spotted at the Nurburgring, this photo gallery shows the first images of the next Civic in the wild. Since the prototype spotted at the world famous Nordschleife showed a sport version of the Civic, we are impressed with the look of this milder prototype.

We must admit we did not expect Honda to place the exhausts on the center of the vehicle, an uncommon design feature that's usually used on much sportier cars.

Furthermore, the exhaust has twin outlets, which leads us to think that the prototype in the image gallery is a more beefed-up version of the Civic, not the Type-R model.

The next generation of the Honda Civic is expected to feature a range of VTEC Turbo engines with direct injection and the smart variable valve timing system of the Japanese brand.

The new power plants will have a 1.5-liter capacity, and the engine range will also include 1.0-liter units at the lower end of the scale. Both units are expected to be available with a six-speed manual gearbox and an automatic option.

Honda is supposed to launch the next generation of the Civic in early 2017 as a global model. The car will be made in the United Kingdom, at the Swindon plant, and it will be exported to various markets worldwide, USA included. European customers will also be able to buy an Estate/Wagon version, but the second body style in the Civic X range will only come in 2018, according to reports.

 
 
 
 
 

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