Honda is working hard on the 10th-Generation Civic and as a result, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled a new Civic Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show. As you can see from the photos, the new 2016 Civic Concept shows a sharper focus on spirited performance and class-leading versatility.
Honda says that the 2016 Civic lineup will include the Civic Sedan, Coupe, Si models but also marks the return of the Civic hatchback, followed by the launch of the brand new Civic Type-R.
According to John Mendel a.k.a. vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor, the new Civic will be the most dynamic and technologically advanced as well as the most refined and stylish Civic ever made. Compared with the current model, the new Civic features a longer wheelbase and wider stance, while proportionally it boasts a longer hood, shorter front overhang and a more set-back greenhouse and shorter rear deck.
The new LED headlights, stylish air intakes and the “Flying H” Honda grille complete the front end design. Moreover, the 2016 Civic uses a new 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine with direct injection, bolted to a short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or a more efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT).
When it comes to safety, the 2016 Civic will offer the Honda Sensing suite of advanced features such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Honda LaneWatch, but also the next-gen Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.
What’s more interesting is that the new Civic sedan and coupe models were designed by a North American R&D team, designed led by a team from company’s Los Angeles design studio and development centered in the Raymond, Ohio vehicle development center. Honda will produce the North American version of the Civic Sedan in Greensburg, Indiana, and in Alliston, Ontario, while the Civic Coupe and Si models will be manufactured in Alliston.
Meanwhile, the VTEC Turbo engine will be produced in Anna, Ohio, while other engines will be produced in Alliston. CVT will be produced in Russells Point, Ohio.