2016 Honda Civic, sportier than ever before

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Starting price: Starting from 18,860 USD (Approx. 68,614 AED)
Engine volume: 1.5 litre turbocharged & 2.0 litre
Cylinders: 4
Torque: 259 Nm and 197 Nm (unconfirmed)
Horsepower: 167 hp & 165 hp (unconfirmed)
0 to 100 km/h: 8 seconds (2.0 litre)
Maximum speed: Unknown

Honda enters its tenth generation this year gracing the roads with a sedan, a coupe, a hatchback and the incredibly quick type R hatchback. With a new coupe concept being unveiled early this year at the New York Auto Show it turned a head or two.

Honda-Civic-Concept-6First off all the new coupe just looks like a smaller version of the Accord coupe, which is not a bad thing. With its lime green exterior (a paint option on the production model) grabs your attention immediately, it’s clear Honda have made it more sportier than the outgoing model. At the back of the concept there are LED lights which stretch from one side of the car to the other. Fingers crossed they make it into the production model, testing models have been spotted in the wild, but were decorated in with the confusing black and white swirl pattern.

Spy shots of the sedan reveal the boot has been shortened, with rear LED lights now making their way to the edges of the rear spoiler. The windshield appears to have been pulled back further behind the front axle to give a more straightened windshield design. Again covered by those silly swirls its hard to determine its new looks.

Honda-Civic-Concept-5Inside, everything stays in the same place, however Honda has gotten rid of the two-storey instrument panel(s) and combined the two into a single unit behind the steering wheel. Touch sensitive buttons have been replaced with physical dials and buttons in the centre console alongside the revised touchscreen infotainment system.

Multiple engine units will be available, one being a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine with VTEC variable valve timing rated at 167 horsepower with 259 Nm of torque. The other is a 2-litre VTEC naturally aspirated engine producing 165 horsepower and 197 Nm of torque. Civic Type R’s will carry a 2-litre four cylinder turbo petrol engine rated at 300+ horsepower and a top speed of 270 km/h. The standard gearbox will be a continuously variable transmission with a six-speed manual as an option except in the Type-R where the only option is manual.

Honda-Civic-Concept-1Main rivals to the Civic sedan out there on the roads are Toyota’s Corolla and Chevrolet’s Cruze. See how they stack up below

Cars Honda Civic Chevrolet Cruze Toyota Corolla
Engine volume:  2 litre petrol/inline 4 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol/inline 4 1.8 litre petrol/inline 4
Horsepower:  165 hp  153 hp  132 hp
Torque:  197 Nm  240 Nm  174 Nm
Maximum speed:  205 km/h  201 km/h  193 km/h
0 to 100 km/h:  8 Seconds  8 seconds  10 seconds
Also available:  1.5 litre turbocharged/inline 4  No  No
Starting price: 18,860 USD  18,870 USD 17,740 USD

Besides changes made to the Civic family, Honda has axed the Accord plug-in hybrid scheduled to launch in early 2016, however plans are in place to bring a new Honda Accord hybrid by 2018.

Honda is set to launch the new Civic in the third quarter this year, which is fast approaching. Check out dubicars.com listings of the outgoing new Honda Civic and used Honda Civic for sale in Dubai.

6 comments

    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author November 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Still no release date has been mentioned. 🙁

      Some sources are saying early next year as 2016 model or late next year as 2017 model. When we find out more information we’ll keep you up to date.

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