2016 Honda Civic's dashboard design leaks in patent drawings - Report

02/07/2015 - 14:42 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

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.

2016 Honda Civic center console patent leak
The new Civic is expected to get a 6-speed MT or a CVT for the U.S. market.

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.

2016 Honda Civic dashboard patent leak
The new Civic is expected to launch in the U.S. towards the end of this year.

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.

2016 Honda Civic dash patent leak
The Civic was discontinued in India in 2012, and Honda Cars India have not announced plans to relaunch it.

Also read: 2016 Honda Pilot detailed in video

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.

[Source - NoticiasAutomotivas]

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