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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback drives into North America this fall


August 15, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Aug. 15, 2016 – Expected to arrive this fall in North America, the 2017 Civic Hatchback is the latest addition to the 10th-generation Honda Civic lineup.

The vehicle boasts “striking, Euro-inspired styling and five-door versatility with the Civic’s world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology.” It will also serve as the basis for the new Civic Type-R launching in the U.S. in 2017, said the Japanese automaker.

Jointly developed by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will be manufactured in the Swindon, U.K., plant, unlike the Civic sedan, which is built in Alliston, Ont., home to Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM).

“The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co. “Now, we’re bringing this sporty, stylish and versatile Civic Hatchback to North America, as we amp up the performance of our incredible Civic lineup with each new Civic model.”

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