CHICAGO (AP) Honda has introduced the Honda Civic hatchback, a $6,500 vehicle with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range of new and redesigned features that make it one of the cheapest cars on the market.
The Civic hatchbacks are a huge departure from the popular Honda Civic, which debuted in 2005 and was designed for luxury buyers who wanted a low-slung SUV but also were looking for a hatchback.
They’re a departure from Honda’s previous generation of hatchbacks, which had a rear-drive platform that meant a front-wheel drive system and an SUV-style hatchback styling.
The new Civic is a two-door hatchback that starts at $7.95 million.
It will sell for $769,900 after a $1,500 finance fee.
The hatchback will be offered in the U.S. starting in 2019.
The sedan, which is the fourth-generation hatchback to arrive in the United States, is also the first in the world to be powered by a turbocharged, four-liter engine, according to Honda.
The engine produces more than 900 horsepower and more than 1,500 pound-feet of torque, depending on the model.
It can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic.
The hybrid system can also provide power at lower revs, so owners can accelerate the hatchback up to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
The hybrid system is optional, and owners can buy it for $2,250 after financing.
The crossover, which starts at a new $8,500 price, has the same engine as the sedan and crossover models.
It has a 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers up to 1,000 horsepower and 800 pound-forces of torque.
It is available in either four-door or two-doors.
Honda has introduced two other hybrid models in the past year.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the only hybrid car on sale in the US, and is priced at $29,500 after a 30 percent financing fee.
It starts at the same price as the Civic hatch.