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First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport - DSPORT Magazine
For the 2017 model year, the Hatchback rejoins the Civic family. The Civic Hatchback project was headed up by Design Chief Engineer Hideki Matsumoto. Based on Honda’s all-new global platform, engineers increased the torsional stiffness of the new hatchback by 52-percent while reducing the weight of the chassis by 62 pounds compared to the previous Civic hatchback. Designed with lightweight, high rigidity, low center of gravity and low inertia in mind, this effort lends itself to the Civic’s handling, feel, fuel efficiency and performance.