Meet the 10th Generation Honda Civic Sedan!
2016 Honda Civic Sedan is the 10th generation of the dynamically styled sedan. It has just been revealed and will be specifically distributed in the U.S. It will go on sale there this fall. The picture gallery below depicts the Touring variant of the model and as we can see it is more athletic than ever and it also seems that it has sportier driving position.
Honda says that the design of the Civic Sedan has been changed from-the-ground-up and it is destined to offer more in terms of performance, fuel efficiency, safety and refinement. For the first time, the Civic will feature two all-new engines that are powerful but at the same time efficient. Combined with a sophisticated new body and chassis, the car is expected to deliver incredibly responsive and sporty performance.
Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies is also included in the 10th generation of the model. This means that there are features such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
2016 Civic lineup will also include smartphone integration with 7-inch high-definition Display Audio touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Athletic Exterior Design
To get into details about new Civic's design, we must note that the athletic stance of the car is due to its lower and wider proportions. Compared to the current generation of the model, the new one is 2 inches wider and 1 inch lower. Its wheelbase is 1.2-inch longer and features more compact and sporty front overhang as well as longer hood and fastback-style tail.
Refined design details put the necessary highlight on the appearance. Take for instance the sleek and swept-back bodylines, sharp and aggressive face and the pronounced wheel arches. Exclusive but optional feature is the LED exterior lighting, which includes LED headlights, LED DRL and C-shaped LED taillights.
More Spacious Cabin
The interior of the new Civic features additional 3.7 cubic feet of space, making the space for the occupants larger than ever. Premium goodies are also included inside: automatic climate control as a standard, dual-zone on EX-L and higher trims; auto-up/down front power windows; an electronic parking brake with Brake Hold; Walk-Away auto door locks and an adjustable driver's seat.
The materials used for the interior are only high-quality and there are more high-contrast finishes. These include a one-piece, soft-touch instrumental panel with molded stitching; full-color TFT center meter; center console with piano black finish and high-contrast sliver bezel, etc. The upper the grade is the more premium the features are.
Two New Powertrains
The new Civic Sedan will have the option to be equipped with two brand new powertrains. Precisely, Civic Sedan LX and EX trims will be powered by a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder unit, which will be mated to either a 6-speed manual (LX trim) or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
On the other hand, the EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims will be driven by a 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve DOHC inline-4, mated to a unique CVT. By the way, the new 1.5-liter powerplant is the first turbocharged engine on a U.S. Honda model. Both engines promise to be performance oriented and at the same time efficient. At last, Honda has told us that more powertrain details and specifications will be announced closer to the launch of the car.