Monday, September 12, 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hatchback

Just as before, this all new Hatchback version is for the European market only.

And, I must say, I don't think it looks as good as the current Euro model. It seems to be trying too hard. It just doesn't look as refined as the previous design. A bit too aggressive maybe. Plus the wheels look too small and cartoony.
At least on these pictures, which aren't great.

But. When compared to our new 2012 Civic sedan, this looks fantastic. And about 20 years ahead.
Honda claims they can't sell this car at a competitive price in the US (Although Ford and Mazda can sell us the same Focus and Mazda3 as in Europe...). But maybe it could become a small $25 000 Acura. Why not.

They already sell the Euro Accord here as the TSX and it seems to be doing OK.


Mark Becker said...

Yikes, honda get your own design language, this is just a really bad rip off of korean overstyling.

SalvatoreBellomo said...

And it was also said that they are bringing back the rsx

john m said...

This is probably one of the nicer looking Hondas Ive seen in a while. And it figures its not coming to the USA. I just hope that Hyundai is bringing that NEW i30 touring here to the USA. I like that.

GoogleAccountsSuck said...

As an Acura? Would be great, except crApura would throw that awful front end on it and then nobody will want it.

cesare monti said...

Vince. I guess the same. The actual Euro civic is a pretty perfect design object (except some details, as the fuel door)with a personal but totally harmonious style.
the actual is not bad, but not a coup de coeur. I would like a refined front from CRZ.