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Honda debuted its 2012 Civic at this year's New York Auto Show, bringing the full suite of models to the Big Apple. But what about a five-door hatch? It's not quite ready, and not exactly confirmed for consumption the United States.

This Honda Civic five-door hatchback is wearing a hefty dose of camouflage, but black tape can't hide everything. No word yet on when we can expect the compact cruiser to ditch the camo, but we assume it won't be too far along, considering the rest of the American Civic family is already out in full unmasked force.

Currently, Honda has expressed no plans to bring the five-door hatch to the States. Would you jump at the offering of a Civic hatch here in the U.S.? Let us know in the Comments.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      yes, the 5-door should be sold in the USA!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Marian Kulasik
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda Please bring this to US!!
      Speed3cam
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just have a really hard time believing that Honda is daft enough to completely forget the millions of Civic hatches that consumers snapped up in the 70's, 80's, 90's... What gives? Since they gave up hatches, i've been stuck with Golfs and Mazda3's (well, I wouldn't say "stuck" with the Mazda - Honda would have some competition with me). Fit is too darn tinny, CRV too big, Crosstour is, well, too hideous. So: yes, bring back the *%^$ Civic Hatch, for crying out loud!
      flammablewater
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's the only civic I'd consider.
      Hh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hatchback Civic Si? Yes please...
      lslewis96
      • 3 Years Ago
      If Honda's competitors are offering hatches in the C(?) segment size in the US, it would be great to see Honda offering something as well. Would I purchase it, sure, - 1st 2 cars were Civic Hatchbacks. Concern would be how the car is packaged - will it be useable cargo area (not sloped as in the Crosstour), completely flat load floor, have magic seats (ie Fit)? As a current Fit owner, one of the greatest features is it's versitility of a car that size.
        DCI Gene Shunt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lslewis96
        Just bought a Fit 6 weeks ago. Love it. As for versatility, I just saw pictures yesterday of someone getting a pinball machine(dismantled at the major parts, mind you) in there. That just makes me want to go pin shopping.
      poopoohead100
      • 3 Years Ago
      More variety and options is always a good thing.
      P54
      • 3 Years Ago
      The very beginning of Civic was a hatch and that humble start made it to one of the top sellers in USA today, although now as a sedan. They also made the wagon style. Things goes in cycles, if something gets too common people want change. The utility of a hatch makes it superior to a sedan and Honda in America should definitely offer a hatch model. The Japanese Stream (wagon) should also be on the program, the latter with an AWD option. Honda need to be careful to offer the right engine choice and the right features at the right price. Honda got to the top by offering great products at reasonable prices, now some heads at AHM seems to think "we got the name, lets cheapen the product for more profit ". Honda also need to get rid of the dealers that is there just to profit from the Honda name, however do long term damage to the Honda reputation by taking advantage of their customers. Has Honda (AHM) hired too many people from outside the Honda "box" way of thinking? Do they have the Honda mentality or Detroit 3 mentality?
      john
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks pretty sweet. always been a hatchback fan and love my 06 SI coupe....so i wouldnt mine seeing an SI hatchback, this time done properly. honda still offers the whole package(i.e. handling, fit and finish, shifting to die for and sky high redline) at an attractive price point.
      af_1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes, I'd buy it! The only reason I stuck with a 7th-gen (EP3) Si is because the 8th-gen didn't come in hatchback form. If they'd sell another hatch--3 or 5 door--I'd buy it, but they better get to it before I get a Focus.
      Carboy45
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would definitely consider this piece if it were available. I prefer hatchbacks of any stripe. The new Ford Focus HB is my only choice lately (the Mazdas are too ugly).
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