Hatchback will get the same mesh as the Si we just saw to Differentiate it from the sedan. Remember Hatchback sporty, Sedan not Sporty.See, I really, really like this rear and the grand coupe styling. I can get over the fake tips because that’s an easy aftermarket fix. My concern is with the front. If it has the leaked SI mesh grill, then I’ll be overall happy enough with the looks.
I feel you about the exterior design. I went to the dealership yesterday to get my car serviced and as I walk around the parking lot, it took me 3 trips around to notice the new civic lol. It was so plain especially it was parked with other different cars. But this hatch rear design really looks good to me that i wish this is the design they made for the 10th gen hatch...except for the fake exhaustI really, really WANTED to like the new Civic. The design was ok looking so far until... I sat in one at the local dealer last week. It was a touring and... 1. the seats are too soft, not something I can live with. 2. the honeycomb mesh would be cool if it was made of a different material. It's cheap plastic, it bends and it will be an absolute nightmare to keep it clean behind it. I guess there's a reason why nobody else does stuff like this in cars. 3. The exterior - sorry, personal taste, I know - looks much less appealing in person than it does in pictures online. It's just so... plain and there's no "wow" about it like we all felt it when 10th gen was revealed. The back is 99% jetta looking to me. I can't shake the feeling I am looking at a VW when I am behind this car. 4. Steering wheel is ok but far beyond competition. Kia leaves it far behind.
Still waiting to see what we get with the Si and Type R but none of the so far introduced trims will make it to my driveway.
It looks even worse, IMO. Make it a real vent, or don't do anything at all.I like it! But, with no practical reason to upgrade from my Sport Hatch - I'm not a buyer. If I was, I'd be deleting the fake exhaust tips faster than I deleted the 10th gen fake rear vents.