Autocar Honda Civic coupé points towards next five-door hatch

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    Honda's next generation Civic will take inspiration from this concept​
    Honda's Civic coupé concept, revealed at the New York motor show, will inform the next five-door Civic hatchback, due in 2017


    The front half of the Honda Civic coupé, revealed at the recent New York motor show, is near identical to the next-generation five-door, according to Honda UK boss Philip Crossman.

    Only the rear third of the five-door differs from the coupé. Both models share a new, global Civic platform that will also yield a Type-R, 
a four-door saloon and, although it has yet to be confirmed, possibly a Tourer.

    The new Civic is about 18 months away, said Crossman, and development of the model in Japan, the US and the UK is well under way.

    There’s also likely to be a hybrid version. “We’ll come back with a class-leading hybrid powertrain in the next five years,” said Crossman, “and it’s likely to make as much impact as the VTEC valve system.”

    Crossman admitted that Honda has fallen behind with hybrids, despite being the first manufacturer to launch one, with the Insight coupé.

    Honda’s Swindon plant will build the five-door Civic for all markets around the world, including the US and Asia, where demand for the hatchback version is rising.

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Civic :sleep::sleep::sleep:

    Fed up of Honda being so Civic Centric . it like chlamydia damn why me.. Dear Honda your Customers, fan and loyalist are fed up of your car business being so focused on Civic;s NO one is interested in Europe & US.

    The CTR is the saving grace for the name but come on the Civic need to be ditched and you need to get up market , for god sake its the 21st century ..stop this Civic duty shyte,:PullFaces:
     
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    Will the stock markets ever be more favourable for the accord to be more acceptable for sale over here do you think @Ichiban ?
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I think so they will be @Beefy Honda is currently become into follow the market condition mentality. You can't copy when your products are so expensive you cannot expect for like for like products to be bought in masses.

    Honda needs to reinvent the entire range and do with tradition personally and have all niches covered new names, new cars, new direction otherwise you will be stuck with this Civic cloud.
     
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  5. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I do think this is as far as the Civic should go.
     
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