We first experienced the 10th generation turbocharged near-midsize Civic Sedan on a two-lane sweep in Malibu Canyon, California. The reinvented European car inspired Civic proved to be an exceptional, comfortable driver, with wide-track road handling capability, a much lower one with the car seating position, wider cabin, improved braking and class setting 0 to 60 MPH sprint speeds. I love driving it!
It’s certainly true, but just maybe the arrival of the new 10th-generation Civic hatch to join last year’s sedan is further evidence of a promising revival rather than continued disappointing decline.
It’s the same safety packaging story for the Civic sedan launched in 2016. Both cars get a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating, but would miss out if tested next year when AEB will be a requirement for all versions of a model including entry-level variants.
It looks like it would have to be a two-seater with space behind the chairs for luggage. It’s so outrageously unlikely that it would be an instant cult legend if the guys at Honda had too much sake one night and actually signed it off. With that in mind it’s a shame such a thing will never exist, but would anyone actually buy one…?