New Honda Civic to launch in Brazil in April 2016 – Report
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The new Civic will be identical to the 4-door sedan sold in the U.S. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Civic sedan measures nearly 2 inches (50 mm) wider and 1 inch lower (25 mm), with a 1.2-inch (30.5 mm) longer wheelbase. It gets a bold “Flying H grille” flanked by optional LED headlamps, low bumper that has a 3-part design with foglamps on either side.
The interior of the 2016 Honda Civic drops the split-dashboard layout for a conventional single dashboard design. The instrument binnacle now rests on the dashboard, which houses a large display for the tachometer, digital speedometer, and fuel efficiency data. The center console has a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The U.S.-spec Civic is available with two engine options: a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated VTEC DOHC four-cylinder engine with 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 187 Nm at 4,200 rpm, and a 1.5 turbo VTEC mill with 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual (2.0 variant only) and a CVT.