2016 Honda Civic’s dashboard design leaks in patent drawings – Report
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Ditches the split-dashboard layout of its predecessor.
The dashboard design of the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic is seen clearly in these patent drawings obtained by Noticias Automotivas. The patent drawings are consistent with spyshots which showed a portion of the new Civic’s interior.
The 2016 Civic ditches its split layout and opts for a rather sober-looking design, which according to reports will come with better quality materials though. Spyshots have shown a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a 2-DIN audio system though top-end variants will get the 7-inch touchscreen HondaLink infotainment system.
The center console, apart from housing the entertainment system and HVAC controls, will also get a large storage compartment, big enough to stow a smartphone.
The center tunnel of the 2016 Civic features buttons to turn off the traction control and E-CON driving mode. Depending on the variant, the new Civic will offer a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, paired to a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine or the all-new VTEC Turbo unit.
The next generation Civic was previewed by a nearly-production ready concept at the New York Auto Show this year. The launch of the production Civic is slated towards the end of this year in the U.S.A.
Honda Civic Concept – Image Gallery
[Source – NoticiasAutomotivas]