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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback wins award; is the Type R there yet?

The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback recently won the 2017 Compact Sedan of the Year award after defeating the equally new Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback and the refreshed Mazda3.

As mentioned in our 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Review, Honda Canada is signaling its intention of holding on to its perch atop Canadian sales rankings by adding this new model that is at once sporty and practical—both qualities that appeal to Canadians in general. Let’s not forget the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety systems.

Make sure you take a look at its specifications and don’t miss this Civic Hatchback commercial.

Just like us, you probably can’t wait for the arrival of the new Honda Civic Type R, which is based on the hatchback. Here’s what a select group of auto journalists and tuning enthusiasts had to say about it following the presentation at SEMA: