On the day of the launch of the new Honda Civic hatchback, Honda Access in Japan also showcased their Modulo styling concept for the new model.
The biggest appeal in this kit has to be the wheels, featuring dual-tone 18-inch wheels, with three-dimensional, multi-spoked design. Tyre size remains the same at 235/40R18 and the new wheels are finished with a Modulo centre cap.
The subtle Modulo bodykit meanwhile consists of a front bumper spoiler and a mid-mounted rear wing, with an elaborate design. The supporting stands are finished in gloss black while the main element is in body colour.
The rear spoiler has a nice flowing design to it, where the main element is horizontally placed further back than its supports, giving it a very sporty look.
A “mini-dark package” is also available which applies gloss black to the ‘H’ and ‘Civic’ emblems plus side mirrors.
Honda Access also made some accessories for additional lighting in the new Civic, such as side mirror puddle lamp, inner door handle spot lamps, cup holder and illuminated doorsill trim finishers.
The new Honda Civic hatchback is powered by an improved turbocharged 1.5-litre engine with 180 hp and 240 Nm or a new e:Hev hybrid system. In Japan, transmission choices are a CVT or six-speed manual.
Honda has made plenty of changes to the steering and suspension systems for body road holding and ride comfort. The interior meanwhile feature larger displays on a simple dashboard for ease of use and a high-quality look.
Honda will also use this new hatchback as the basis for the next Honda Civic Type R, which is slated for launch in 2022.