Honda is bringing out its entire range to the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show, which started today. The Indonesia Auto Show runs from today until 21 August. Honda’s theme for this year’s show is ‘Advanced New World’, spurred on by the two star attractions; the Civic Hatchback Concept (Prototype) and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle. The Civic Hatchback prototype makes its first Asian and Ocenia debut, alongside 35 other models.
Apart from the Civic Hatchback prototype, the Civic Prestige Turbo and Honda HR-V Mugen are equal stars at the Indonesian Auto show. In addition to the three models, Honda Indonesia also showcases special editions of the Brio RS Special Editon, Jazz RS Special Edition, Honda HR-V 1.5 Modulo Special Edition and Honda Mobilio Prestige Special Edition. Another star attraction is the Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Cutting Engine.
The Civic Hatchback concept, having made its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor show, heralds a significant step-change from previous versions. The Honda Civic hatchback concept is 30 mm wider, 20 mm lower and 130 mm longer than the current version. New larger and wider wheels and tyres give a feeling of an assured stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sleek cabin area further add to the dynamic feel of the exterior.
At the front of the car, a short overhang with large air intakes presents a sharp and aggressive interpretation of Honda’s family face. LED headlights and daytime running lights flow from beneath the boldly sculpted bonnet into accentuated wheel arches. The sleek and swept-back body lines continue along the side of the car with a swage line that incorporates front and rear door handles before culminating in the distinctive C-shaped LED rear lights. A second, lower character line extends from behind the front wheels up through the doors and meets the rear wheel arches, emphasizing the car’s dynamic forward-leaning stance. At the rear, the bumper incorporates angular creases and vents, designed to echo the aggressively styled nature of the rest of the car.
The Honda Civic Hatchback concept should take up one of the three powertrains available: 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo petrol engines, and a revised 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel unit.