The New York Auto Show kicks things off today, well it’s the start of the media days which is when everything will be announced. Similar to CES, MWC and IFA trade-shows that we at Android Headlines cover much more in-depth. While a big number of models are announced at the Detroit Auto show in January and the LA Auto Show later this fall, there are still quite a few announcements coming out of the New York Auto Show, with one of those being from Honda. The Japanese car maker announced already that the Civic and Accord will have Android Auto (and actually those models are already on the road). However today, the car maker announced that they are bringing the Civic Hatchback to market by the end of the year and it will also feature Android Auto.
Honda’s new Hatchback is geared towards the younger crowd. Something that car makers have been targeting as of late. In fact, Honda enlisted Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato to help announce the new car to the media ahead of the show in New York. The new Honda Civic Hatchback is using the same 1.5-liter 174-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been found in some of the higher trim levels of the sedan version of the Civic. However, for those that would rather drive a manual, that’s what Honda has brought here in the Civic Hatchback. You’ll be able to get it in a six-speed manual transmission or the usual automatic. Honda also announced that the six-speed manual transmission will be in the entire Civic lineup for 2017. As far as gas mileage goes, you’ll be getting about 42MPG on this one, which is pretty decent, actually.
Inside the Hatchback, Honda says that the new Civic will feature all of the same infotainment and safety features that are found on the rest of the Civic lineup. That includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Which means you’ll have a touchscreen inside, and you can simply plug your smartphone in and use Google Maps (or if you’re an iOS user, Apple Maps) to get around town instead of using Honda’s own mapping system. Currently there’s no word on pricing for the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, but it will be hitting the road this fall. And we should have more information as we get closer to the official release.