The 2017 Honda Civic has been the source of enthusiastic praise and admiration with its sporty style and sleek, ergonomic interior. The popular compact car already comes in both sedan and coupe body styles, but there’s something missing. We’ve already seen the European 2017 Honda Civic hatchback at the Paris Auto Show, but now the American version has been caught on film.

The orange markers on the fenders are a dead giveaway that the pictures of the Civic hatchback are indeed of the American model. It will officially join the sedan and coupe Civics that are already on sale later this fall.

The hatchback will offer only one engine choice for the initial launch. A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder block that produces 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque will sit under the hood of the LX, EX, and EX-L. Power peaks in the Sport and Sport Touring trims at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual transmission.

Those interested in the upcoming Type-R model can sing praises as the hatchback will serve as the base for the performance-driven model. Expect the Type-R Civic to hit the market in 2017 and bring more than 300 hp to the road.

We at Avery Greene Honda can’t wait for the arrival of the new 2017 Civic hatchback!