Will begin arriving in showrooms in the coming weeks.
Following its unveil on September 17, Honda has invited few journalists and bloggers to test drive the all new 2016 Honda Civic. It is expected to reach American dealerships in the coming weeks, and will be sold in the sedan body style initially.
The exterior features an up-right front end with a bold “Flying H grille” flanked by optional LED headlamps. The lower bumper appears to sit low, and has a 3-part design with foglamps on either side. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2016 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.
Inside, 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 entry-level variants of the 2016 Honda Civic will get a new 2.0-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine which, Honda claims, is the “most powerful base engine ever offered on the Civic.” It is paired to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission (CVT). The more-powerful 1.5-liter Turbo VTEC engine paired to a “unique” CVT gearbox makes its debut in the U.S.