Let's hear it for the hatch. The Honda Civic hatchback prototype is pretty aggressive, especially in the rear, but we expect the production vehicle to remain true to this iteration.

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A rear diffuser and dual, center-mounted exhaust pipes hint at the sporty quality of the hatchback.

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The C-shaped taillights from the sedan are also on the hatchback.

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The rear glass looks to eat into cargo space, but keeps headroom clear for rear passengers.

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Lime green calipers make you stop faster, right?

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The lime green motif in the trim continues with brightly colored fog lights.

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Large air intakes indicate we'll probably see a turbocharged hatchback in the future.

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The hatch keeps a sporty look without screaming, "VTEC just kicked in, yo."

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We'll more than likely get the same engine options as currently offered in the sedan, a 1.5-liter turbo or a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter.

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From some angles, the hatchback looks a little like the Crosstour. But just a little.

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The Honda Civic hatchback prototype will land on US shores on March 22, just before the New York Auto Show.

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