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New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback goes hybrid-only

  Eleventh-generation Civic shown in hatchback guise ahead of a European launch next year Honda has revealed the first official images of its new Civic hatchback , which will go on sale in Europe in autumn 2022.  Like the new HR-V and Jazz , the Civic will be a hybrid-only proposition for its next generation, using the same e:HEV petrol-electric set-up as its supermini and SUV siblings.  The e:HEV system pairs a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine with a pair of electric motors, producing 108bhp in the Jazz and 129bhp in the HR-V. In hybrid mode, the petrol engine is used to generate power for the electric motor, reconnecting to the drive wheels via a single-speed gearbox under higher loads.  The larger CR-V SUV comes with a larger 143bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine as part of its e:HEV system, but it is not yet confirmed which variations of the powertrain will be rolled out to Honda's Ford Focus rival. The Civic is the final model in Honda's European portfolio to go hybrid-on .. Full story on 

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