LIVE: Honda Civic Hatchback, Global Rally Cross Reveal Live From NYC, 2:20 PM ET

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

Today, Honda is expected to take the wraps off the new Honda Civic Hatchback via live stream on YouTube prior to showing the car at the New York International Auto Show later this week. The Japanese automaker also promises to show a surprise: a “race car” announcement rumored to be based on the NSX.

Hit the jump to follow the live stream with us!

2:24: Well, it isn’t the production hatchback. It’s the Civic Hatchback Prototype we saw in Geneva. But there looks to be two more vehicles up on the stage …

2:26: Starting this fall, all turbo 1.5-liter models will be available with a six-speed manual!

2:28: Here comes the Honda Racing announcement …

2:31: Honda will compete in Global Rally Cross with the Honda Civic Coupe, and here it is! 600+ horsepower, 0-60 in 2 seconds.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 22, 2016

    This is what I think when I think Civic hatch, and this is roughly what should be built. Honda has jumped the shark with this generation of Civic, IMO. Sales will putter for a while because of lemming buys but I wouldn't expect much new growth.

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    • JMII JMII on Mar 23, 2016

      Ricer mods not withstanding this is a correct Civic hatchback. When Honda makes a 3 door, turbo Si my wife will revisit the showroom. Actually strike that given "ant"'s comments above. When Honda gives us buttons back then we might visit the showroom. This touchscreen all the time non-sense needs to stop. Cool to see Honda trying to get their racing cred back with Rally Cross.

  • Mike978 Mike978 on Mar 22, 2016

    I recall when Focus ST came out with the twin exhaust and Honda fanboys like CJ said that was a crap idea as you couldn`t fit a bike rack. Well now Honda is doing that. Where is CJ by the way, his ban has expired.

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Mar 22, 2016

      He was actually permabanned, reportedly not just because of the comments but because of e-mails exchanged afterwards.

  • Kosmo Love it. Can I get one with something other than Subaru's flat four?
  • M B When the NorthStar happened, it was a part of GM's "rebuilding" of the Cadillac brand. Money to finance it was shuffled from Oldsmobile, which resulted in Olds having to only facelift its products, which BEGAN its slide down the mountain. Olds stagnated in product and appearances.First time I looked at the GM Parts illustration of a NorthStar V-8, I was impressed AND immediately saw the many things that were expensive, costly to produce, and could have been done less expensively. I saw it as an expensive disaster getting ready to happen. Way too much over-kill for the typical Cadillac owner of the time.Even so, there were a few areas where cost-cutting seemed to exist. The production gasket/seal between the main bearing plate and the block was not substantial enough to prevent seeps. At the time, about $1500.00 to fix.In many ways, the NS engine was designed to make far more power than it did. I ran across an article on a man who was building kits to put the NS in Chevy S-10 pickups. With his home-built 4bbl intake and a 600cfm Holley 4bbl, suddenly . . . 400 horsepower resulted. Seems the low hood line resulted in manifolding compromises which decreased the production power levels.GM was seeking to out-do its foreign competitors with the NS design and execution. In many ways they did, just that FEW people noticed.
  • Redapple2 Do Hybrids and be done with it.
  • Redapple2 Panamera = road porn.
  • Akear What an absurd strategy. They are basically giving up after all these years. When a company drinks the EV hemlock failure is just around the corner.