2010 Honda Civic hatchback

Posted on May 2, 2010 by
2010 Honda Civic hatchback

2010 Civic

When the Civic Hatchback was launched in Europe back in 2006, it shocked many with its edgy space-age styling including its jewelled front end, hidden rear door handles and rakish rear.

Over the years, people have got used to its looks and it’s a rather popular choice in hatchback loving markets. Honda is offering the more practical five-door version (and hot three-door Type R) in the UAE to give an option to those looking for something a little bit different.

And different it is. As the hatchback has been designed for the European market, it has a different suspension set-up to the four-door sedan and as a result is a little more sporting in its drive. The five-door features the same 1.8-litre engine and five-speed automatic gearbox as the sedan model, but for real driving thrills you should look to the three-door Type-R.

The three-door Type-R is a pure hot-hatch which features a high-revving 2.0-litre engine with 198bhp which is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. You really have to get involved in the driving to get the most out of the Type-R – this is not a car to sit back and cruise in.

However, for the rest of us, the five-door hatchback version offers a very practical package – the rear seats can be folded out of the way to make room for large items and there’s even a hidden storage area under the boot floor to keep items away from prying eyes.

Just one highly-specced version of the five-door hatchback and Type-R is offered with plenty of active and passive safety kit and stylish alloy wheels.

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