Honda Civic Hatchback News

  • Honda Civic hatchback production in Swindon, UK

    Amid a global manufacturing restructure, Honda confirmed on Tuesday that it intends to shut down its production plant in the United Kingdom. The shutdown will effectively pull Honda manufacturing from England. The plant, located in Swindon, currently builds the Honda Civic hatchback and the Civic Type R models. With current output, the plant produces 150,000 cars per year. The shutdown is planned for 2021 at the end of the current Civic's lifecycle, and Honda hasn't declared to where production will move. Motor Authority reached out to Honda for more information and to ask if the move has...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R power figures may be underrated

    The 2017 Honda Civic Type R arrives in the United States for the first time with some serious performance credentials. Honda engineers were able to extract a whopping 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. Honda has always been pretty good at...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Honda looks at adding power, all-wheel drive to Civic Type R

    Honda's Civic Type R has finally landed in the United States, but the automaker is already hinting at adding new variants. Honda wants the additional variants to keep interest in the Civic Type R, its halo in the U.S., alive after the initial buzz has worn off. It’s a formula that’s...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R with VIN ending in 001
    Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

    Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online auction and at the close of bidding on Thursday the final tally came in at $200,000. Not bad considering the starting price...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R priced at $34,775

    For years, Honda has been teasing us with the promise of a Civic Type R for the United States. We’re glad to report that the wait is finally over as the car is now on sale. It also has its first television spot up and running. Honda on Thursday confirmed a starting price of $34,775, including...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R ad
    First ad for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R drops

    Honda has long had a penchant for motorsports, and it has translated into an iconic nameplate for the brand's road cars: Type R. Except, the United States has mostly been left out of the Type R party. That changes this year and Honda is sounding the news off loud and clear in the 2017 Civic Type...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    Fun and frugal: the best of both worlds. It's typically hard to come by, but occasionally, Goldilocks syndrome sets in. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R may classify as one example. Official fuel economy estimates released for the 2017 Civic Type R reveal an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and a combined rating of 25 mpg. Those aren't terrible fuel economy numbers from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 tasked with producing 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. ALSO SEE: BMW to preview new 8-Series with Villa D’Este concept Speaking of Goldilocks, the Civic Type R is the...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R during April 3, 2017 Nürburgring record attempt
    2017 Honda Civic Type R sets front-wheel-drive ‘Ring record

    Honda has done it. The automaker’s 2017 Civic Type R is now the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nürburgring. The 306-horsepower hot hatch required just 7:43.8 to lap the 12.9 miles of the full Nürburgring Nordschleife to reclaim the record from Volkswagen and its...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport
    2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport first drive review: the sporty choice...for now

    Though it may seem like the terms “Honda Civic” and “hatchback” are inextricably linked, in truth the brand as well known for its lawnmowers as its family cars has had an up-and-down relationship with tailgates. The Civic hatchback is back for 2017, a more practical (and not...

  • McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne samples the 2017 Honda Civic Type R

    McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne took some time out from his busy schedule for this weekend’s 2017 Australian Grand Prix to sample the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. Vandoorne, whose McLaren race car is also powered by a Honda engine, is one of the first people outside of Honda to get...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Type R video preview

    It's the moment so many American Honda performance enthusiasts... no, scratch that, performance enthusiasts have been waiting for: the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is here, and it's coming soon to showrooms in the United States. Yes, you heard me correctly, it's coming to the U.S. to challenge the Ford...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Type R is here to roast some front tires

    It's the day many enthusiasts have been waiting for: The 2017 Honda Civic Type R has arrived in production trim, and it's coming to the United States. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and heading to U.S. showrooms late this spring, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is set to battle the...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R leaked - Image via Autocar

    Honda is set to unveil its new Civic Type R at next week’s 2017 Geneva auto show but photos have already leaked. These two photos posted to Autocar reveal the new Civic Type R in great detail and confirm the car will closely match the “prototype” version Honda has been trotting out at major auto shows over the past year. No information accompanied the photos in the leak but we already know a lot about the car. It will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 paired to a 6-speed manual, and drive will be to the front wheels only. Expect the engine to match or exceed the 305...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2017 Honda Civic Hatchback previewed by prototype

    Honda’s 10th-generation Civic has been a huge success, with the car even taking out the prestigious 2016 North American Car of the Year award. But the show isn’t over yet as Honda is planning another, much more practical bodystyle for the range. We’re talking about the new Civic...

  • 2015 Honda Civic Type R sets new front-drive Nürburgring lap record
    2015 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD ‘Ring record

    While lap times at the Nürburgring Nordschleife have long been a contentious issue for car fans and manufacturers alike—and rightly so—when the new turbocharged Honda Civic Type R sets a new front-drive record, it’s worth paying attention—especially because it was one...

  • Updated: Honda unveils 2007 Civic Type R
    Honda unveils 2007 Civic Type R

    Honda’s hotted-up Civic Type R was unveiled today ahead of its release in March 2007. Unfortunately, it looks as though the Type R will not be sold in the U.S., although Honda has not put the official word out yet. The new Type R continues to be powered by the naturally-aspirated...

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