Honda City hatchback (Honda Gienia) leaked in China
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Hatchback version of the Honda Griez sedan.
Autohome.cn has acquired a spyshot of the production-spec Honda Concept B, which is christened as Honda ‘Gienia’. It is the hatchback version of the Honda Griez sedan, and both are based on the Honda City’s platform.
The exterior of the Gienia will draw design cues from the Honda Concept B, featuring a large Solid Wing Face with bold chrome elements, gloss black grille, projector headlamps and sporty bumper design. The rear-end has boomerang-shaped taillights connected by strip that runs across the upper portion, sculpted bumper with chrome accents and a rear spoiler.
The Gienia measures 4,517 mm long, 1,705 mm wide, 1,477 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Compared to the Griez, it is 22 mm shorter in overall length. Powering the Honda Gienia will be a 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine producing 96 kW (128.6 hp) and 155 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be the standard transmission, while a CVT option would also be available.
The Gienia will be manufactured by the Dongfeng-Honda JV, and sold alsongside its four-door sedan sibling later this year.
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