Honda unveiled a new concept, gen-ten, the 2016 Honda Civic at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and pulled off a big surprise with unusual color, lime green, big 20 – inch rims and sporty Civic design. The good news for the U.S. market is that it will get its first five – door Civic hatchback in history. This model is also the first Honda made in America. This redesigned edition will come with three body configurations: sedan, coupe and hatchback.
2016 Honda Civic exterior and interior design
There is no doubt that the 2016 Honda Civic has „the most radical redesign in its history“. Unveiled in a very unusual lime green colour, this car looks very impressive. This new model of the sporty Civic will be longer and a little wider than the current model, the front overhang will be shorter and with pulled back A – pillars for a more sexier profile.
Overall, this fun – to – drive model will have more aggressive and sporty look. The front fenders will have curvier look with a very slanted roofline ending in the notchback trunk. Front and rear LED lights are the same as in the current model. It’s not sure will the LEDs across the trunk lid stay for production.
Interior wise, this model will have class – leading levels of safety performance and it also will include the Honda Sensing suite along with Honda’s next-generation ACE body structure. Next to safety, it seems Honda also thinks about cabin space for more comfortable drive making the wheelbase longer than the current model.
Engine of Honda Civic 2016
2016 Honda Civic hides new powertrains under the hood. The company lunched the concept of two engines. Honda will introduce a new VTEC engine, 2,0 – liter four cylinder as the base powerplant and 1,5 – liter turbo as the upgrade.
Transmission options will be a six – speed manual and a CVT automatic. There are speculations that the next generation of Type R will probably use 2,0 – liter turbo engine with around 300 hp, so that this model can be in rang with other hatchbacks in this segment. Unfortunately, this one will come only with a six – speed manual.
There is a rumor that the Civic Hybrid model won’t return as part of the 10th – generation line up. This model, along with the two seat CR – Z, is the only one which is still using the IMA hybrid system. Honda’s solution for better fuel economy is through improvements to conventional gasoline powertrains.
2016 Honda Civic Release date and price
The 2016 Honda Civic is mostly a North American project. Final styling is done in Honda’s studio in Los Angeles, California and the engines will come from Honda’s plant in Anna, Ohio. Sedan and coupe production will be built in current Civic factory sites in Alliston, Ontario, Canada and Greensburg, Indiana. The five – door hatchback production will be at the Swindon, UK plant.
The production version of this Honda’s concept will probably launch at the beginning of this fall, followed by the coupe and the five – door. The new model will have lower cost since the production is moved to USA, which will probably have a positive influence on the price tag for the 2016 Honda Civic.