Honda will be displaying two models in this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The first is the 2016 Civic Coupe which is part of the brand’s 10th generation and was officially launched in dealerships last November 12.
The second is its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan which is set to have its U.S. launch next year. The company expects that the Clarity Fuel Cell will give people a preview of its latest foray into low-carbon emission vehicles.
The 2016 Civic Coupe is based on the same Civic platform but it will have sportier lines compared to the previous models. With new powertrain options and a more high-tech interior, this is set to become Honda’s sportiest lineup for the Civic ever. It also boasts of having the most variety.
Similar to the Sedan, this model aims to elevate the sporty performance to new heights. It will also exhibit a more refined ride with less noise experienced inside the cabin. The 2016 Civic Coupe is powered with two powertrains which include a turbocharged powerplant, the first for a Civic.
It goes without saying that safety and fuel efficiency remain to be the brand’s top priority. The official debut is the second in the new 10th generation series Civic models which include a number of other models like the Si, coupe, sedan, Type-R, and 5-door hatchback.
At present, this is the brand’s most modern and diverse lineup for the U.S. market in the more than 40 years of history for the Civic. The Clarity Fuel Cell is evidence of the company’s commitment to producing more vehicles that use alternative-fuel technologies.
This five-passenger model gets improved packaging in addition to better performance, enhanced efficiency, and increased range. However compared to other models already on the market, this particular sedan is the first to have its drivetrain systems and whole fuel cell stack placed at the front of the engine compartment.
Using the brand’s technologies, the Clarity is able to have low carbon emissions despite having the capability to go beyond a distance of 300 miles. Furthermore it only needs three minutes to refuel. The Clarity was originally unveiled during the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show last October but this will be its first exhibition in North America.
It will be introduced to the Japanese market in March of 2016 after which it will then be launched in the U.S. The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show will be at LA’s Convention Center and Honda’s booth will be at the West Hall.
The show will be made accessible to the media starting November 18, 2015. With an estimated 1,000 authorized dealers in the U.S., Honda continues to offer products that are not only fuel efficient but are also fun to drive and more importantly reliable.
The company’s lineup includes the Accord, Civic, CR-Z, Fit, Odyssey minivan, CR-V sport/utility vehicles HR-V crossover and HR-V Pilot. Honda remains to be the brand that has the longest-lasting vehicles compared to other mainstream brands.
It also has the most models that have obtained the IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. For over 30 years, Honda has been manufacturing cars in the U.S. through 16 facilities. While the parts comes from both international and domestic sources, 94% of the Honda cars sold in the U.S. for 2013 were manufactured in North America.