Of course it's tone down. Since the 80s the civic 2door, 4 door, and hatch always has the same front end. Easier to mass manufacture and assemble.This looks like the toned down hatchback bound for the US.
Nice find! Looks virtually identical to the concept. I like it.Spy pics undisguised. Ready to ship to Murica?
The hatchbacks in the link are bound for the US/Canada. You can tell from the front side amber reflector and the positioning of the license plate mount on the rear. Also Europe doesn't get the new hatchback until early next year.I'm wondering if the black grille is just for the European Civics. Hopefully it makes it to the US. Looks so much sportier than our Accord style chrome grille.