Honda Gienia spyshots 1

In 2014, Honda rolled out the Concept B during the Beijing International Auto Show, previewing a hatchback version of the Honda Greiz sedan. Thanks to Autohome, we now have a first look at the production version of the concept, reportedly called the Honda Gienia. The model will be manufactured by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture, alongside its four-door sibling, and sold as a China-exclusive model.

For a brief recap, the Greiz is based on the Honda City platform, albeit wearing slightly different overalls. Therefore, if you wanted some idea of what a City hatchback might look like, the Gienia is your best bet. The Jazz (or Fit) serves as the hatchback version of the City in international markets. However, it appears the Chinese market has enough room for a second hatchback from the same family.

In terms of looks, the concept’s bold look has been watered down a little. A few design cues are still prominent here, like the large Solid Wing Face accentuated by large chrome elements, a black grille, projector headlamps and a slightly less aggressive bumper (notice the new fog lamp enclosures).

Honda Gienia spyshots 2

The rear remains largely faithful to the concept. Boomerang-shaped tail lamps are linked by a strip that runs across the length of the boot lid. The lower apron meanwhile, hosts the reflector/rear fog lamp, featuring chrome accents.

Getting to the numbers, 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 Greiz sedan, it is only 22 mm shorter in overall length. Power comes from a 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine, with 129 hp and 155 Nm of torque available. A five-speed manual gearbox is mated to the engine, with the option of a CVT.

What do you think of the Honda Gienia? Would you be interested in a hatchback version of what is indirectly a Honda City? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

GALLERY: Honda Concept B at the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show