2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

Very interesting topic about 2016 Honda Civic. The Honda Civic is due for a complete redesign for the 2016 model year. In addition to moving to a new modular platform, the 10th generation model will get a slew of technology, a new hatchback variant, and the first Honda factory turbo engine ever offered in North America.

Besides an updated skin, this new Civic sedan will feature abundant use of LED lighting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity capability, and touts the “largest cabin in the compact class.”

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

the Japanese automaker today giving us our first look at the sedan variant due in showrooms later this fall. Arriving as a 2016 model, the new Civic is completely unrelated to the highly criticized model introduced for 2012 as it benefits from a new platform, new engines and the latest tech. There will also be more variants to choose from, one of which will be a high-performance Type R.

With the newest Civic, Honda is offering updates meant to please a wide range of shoppers. Three body styles will be offered: a sedan, coupe, and 5-door hatchback. Performance-oriented Si models will also be available, as will an enthusiast-oriented Type R hatchback.

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2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

The sedan, unveiled in September 2015, features an athletic stance 2 inches wider and 1 inch lower than the 2015 model. Perhaps the most striking design changes involve a fastback-style rear and C-shaped LED taillights. The coupe has thus far only been displayed in concept form (below). The much-anticipated hatchback has not yet been unveiled, though it could bear a resemblance to the U.K-built Civic Type R. Most Civics sold in the United States will be sourced from plants in Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario. However, the hatchback was recently confirmed to be coming from the United Kingdom.

Two new powertrains have also been announced. Both are four-cylinder units with direct fuel injection and turbocharging, and both will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio. Front-wheel drive will remain standard.

The smaller engine displaces 1.5 liters and features in EX-T, EX-L and Touring trim levels. It’s available exclusively with a CVT. The larger unit is a 2.0-liter mill which also incorporates Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing technology. This one features in LX and EX trim levels and is available with either a six-speed manual or CVT. This is also the engine that features in the Type R and may end up delivering as much as 305 horsepower—the rating the European-spec Type R receives (shown above).

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2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

All Honda will confirm at present is that the engines are targeted to receive EPA highway fuel economy ratings in excess of 40 mpg. Full specs will be announced closer to the market launch.

Under its surface, the Civic will be the first Honda to ride on a new modular platform that will eventually be the basis for the next Accord and CR-V. An increased use of high-strength steel will make the car 25% more rigid and 68 lbs lighter than the outgoing model. It will also be 12% more aerodynamic thanks in part to the addition of aero enhancements underneath the car.

The interior will get a more upscale and spacious design featuring soft-touch materials and premium seat fabrics. New standard equipment includes automatic climate control and an electronic parking brake on base models and dual-zone climate with heated front/rear seats on EX-L and higher models. Honda claims an extra 3.7 cubic feet of interior space will give the car the most spacious cabin in its segment, with up to 2 inches more legroom than the outgoing model and 2.6 cubic feet more trunk space.

2016 Honda Civic Interior

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

When it comes to tech, Honda says the new Civic will be available with LED headlights as well as smartphone integration for both Apple and Android devices. There is also a seven-inch touchscreen display. Finally, Honda is offering a suite of electronic safety and driver aids, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow traffic crawling.

2016 Honda Civic Redesign, Specs and Release Date

2016 Honda Release Date

As mentioned above, the sedan will go on sale this fall. The coupe will follow in the winter and the hatchback will arrive sometime next year. Unfortunately, we’re hearing that the Type R might not be available until the 2017 calendar year. That’s because Honda is thought to be skipping the current hatchback-based Type R sold overseas in favor of a sedan- or coupe-based model for the U.S. We should have more details following the new Civic’s official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

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