2016 Honda Civic – IAB Rendering
Posted on: May 3, 2015 - 3:21pm IST
Will be launched in the U.S later this year.
The next generation Honda Civic sees the light of day later this year, and its design was first previewed in the form of a bright green 2-door Civic Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show last month. It will be offered in various body styles: sedan, coupe and 5-door hatchback, as well as sporty variants such as the Si and Type-R.
Our rendering artist, Shoeb Kalania, has come up with a near-accurate rendering of the next Honda Civic, based on recent spyshots and patent images. As seen in the concept, the production-spec model will feature the new “Flying H” grille design flanked by optional LED headlamps and an updated lower fascia design. The rear-end will gets a redesigned set of tail-lamps and a shapely rear end, similar to the Civic Concept.
The next iteration will be based on a shortened version of the current Accord’s platform say reports, and will be slightly longer than the outgoing model. So far, details on the changes inside are scarce; however, do expect it to be a step above the current model in design, features and quality.
The engine lineup will include a new 1.5-liter “Earth Dreams VTEC Turbo” with direct injection. Transmission option is a choice between a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Civic may also introduce safety features such as Lane Departure Warning, Multi-Angle rear view camera and Adaptive cruise control.
Honda Cars India discontinued the Civic after the eighth generation since it lacked a diesel option as well as the shrinking demand for D-Segment sedans. At the moment, there is no confirmation on whether the Civic will be re-introduced in the country, in its tenth generation.