Honda’s hugely popular Civic will be given a complete overhaul for 2017, including a significant restyling. Pictures of what the model could look like have appeared in the motoring press, and there are changes for under the car’s skin too.
Images of the tenth-generation Civic show a sleek and sporty exterior with an imposing front-end featuring swept back headlamps. Daytime running lights sit over large air intakes on either side, with a similar mesh grille for the centre of the bumper. An arching roofline that falls away towards the rear gives the car a coupé-like appearance.
A simple and uncluttered interior is expected, with a large touchscreen display likely to be included in place of the current split-screen. You can also expect more space, partly due to the new platform. The structure means a saloon and estate shape is possible, although the UK will only receive the latter. A rapid Type R version should hit showrooms aswell.
For power, Honda is expected to use its new 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine as well as a 1.6-litre diesel. Meanwhile the current 1.8-litre petrol is set to be replaced by a 2.0-litre unit, which will find its way under the bonnet of the new Civic Type R.
Sales for the new Civic will begin in 2017, and you can purchase your own from Jardine Honda. Return to our news page soon for updates on the vehicle and all others in the range.