Is based on a new platform and debuts the 1.5 turbo VTEC engine outside Japan.
CivicX has published pictures of an undisguised pre-production 2016 Honda Civic Sedan (USA-spec) ahead of its confirmed global debut on September 16.
Caught in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the car is very different from the current gen Civic, sporting a coupe-ish roofline, boomerang-shaped taillamps and a thick chrome grille that is part of the new 'EXCITING H!!! Design' philosophy.
The 2016 Honda Civic is the "most ambitious remake in its 43-year history", and will come with optional full LED headlamps, the new 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a short-shift 6-speed transmission or an optional CVT. Honda claims that the efficiency of the turbo engine would make CNG and Hybrid variants look unnecessary. A 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine would be the other engine option in the USA.
Though these images don't show the interior, previous images showed that it features a standard dashboard design (ditching the split layout of the current vehicle), ECON driving mode, HondaWatch Blindspot camera, electric parking brake, leather seats, cruise control and heated rear seats.
Apart from the saloon, Honda will sell the Civic in Coupe and hatchback body styles, all three sharing the same design. Honda is also believed to be working on the Civic Type R variant as well as a sportier Si variant.
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[Source - CivicX.com]