2016 Honda Civic Sedan Unveiled In Los Angeles

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    Honda Debuts Dynamic New 10th Generation Civic Sedan for North America: The Most Ambitious Remake of Civic Ever

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    • Two new powertrains, including first Honda turbo engine in U.S.
    • Available Honda Sensing™ technologies
    • Compatible with Apple CarPlay®, the smarter, simpler way to use your iPhone in the car
    • Also supports Android Auto™
    • New styling includes significant use of LED lighting
    • New platform and package yields largest cabin in compact class

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2015 – Honda took to YouTube today to unveil an all-new, dynamically styled 10th-generation 2016 Civic Sedan, slated for sale in the U.S. this fall. With a more athletic stance and sportier driving position, the 2016 Civic Sedan is a new-from-the-ground-up design intended to recapture the sporty character of Civic while creating the world's best compact car – setting a new benchmark in the mainstream compact class for fun-to-drive performance, safety performance and fuel efficiency, together with a new level of refinement.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2vlA3YSHg


    The Civic Sedan is the first in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback and the first-ever Civic Type-R model for the U.S. market, comprising the most diverse and innovative lineup in Civic's 43-year history.

    "This tenth-generation Civic is quite simply the most ambitious remake of Civic we've ever done," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co, Inc. "We are bringing more new technology and innovative thinking to Civic than ever before to establish a new benchmark for fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, safety performance and refinement in the compact class."

    Backing up the new Civic's dramatic and sporty design with new power and efficiency, for the first time the 2016 Civic will feature two all-new engines – including the first-ever application of Honda turbo engine technology in the U.S. These powerful and fuel-efficient new engines combine with a sophisticated new body and chassis design to deliver incredibly responsive and sporty performance with a higher level of ride refinement and class-leading fuel efficiency.

    The 2016 Civic Sedan will be available with the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – bringing new value to the compact segment.

    Further, the 2016 Civic lineup joins the freshened 2016 Accord in offering advanced smartphone integration with a new, 7-inch high-definition Display Audio touchscreen, offering tech-savvy customers a more advanced and intuitive connected-car experience.

    Apple CarPlay® takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car's built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third party apps. Apple CarPlay® is compatible with iOS 8.4 or later and iPhone 5 or later.
    Android Auto™ was designed to give drivers a simple, intuitive way through touch and voice to minimize the potential for distraction so the driver can stay focused on the road. Compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto features Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music and numerous popular apps.

    Sporty Civic Design

    The dramatic and sporty new Civic design is grounded in its more athletic stance and low and wide proportions. Compared to the current model, the 2016 Civic Sedan is nearly 2 inches wider and 1 inch lower with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, featuring a more compact and sporty front overhang, a longer, more aggressively sculpted hood and fastback-style tail.

    The taut and tidy proportions of the new Civic Sedan are complemented and accentuated by refined design details, including sleek and swept-back bodylines, a sharp and aggressive face and bulging wheel arches. The new Civic's more premium compact sedan character is also highlighted by its available LED exterior lighting, including new Honda LED headlights (in-line type), LED daytime running lights (standard) and distinctive C-shaped LED taillights (also standard).

    "The new Civic really is the embodiment of our global design team's goal of styling a dramatic form that follows and speaks to the dynamic function of this ambitious redesign," said Jarad Hall, Senior Exterior Designer and project leader of the Civic Sedan, Honda R&D Americas. "The low and wide proportions, with the wheels pushed to the outmost corners, emphasize the Civic's dynamic handling prowess and give the car a crouched and muscular look, like a tiger ready to pounce."

    Two All-new Engines

    The 2016 Civic Sedan will feature two all-new, more powerful and fuel-efficient engines. Civic Sedan LX and EX trims will be powered by a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder – the most powerful base engine ever offered on Civic – mated to either a 6-speed manual (LX trim) or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Civic Sedans in EX-T, EX-L trims and Touring trims will be powered by a 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve DOHC inline-4, mated to a unique CVT, delivering a new level of responsiveness in this capacity class of turbocharged engine.

    The new 1.5-liter powerplant is the first turbocharged engine on a U.S. Honda model and the most powerful engine ever offered on a non-Si Civic in America. Both engines will offer top-in-class performance and fuel efficiency, and are targeted to recieve EPA highway fuel economy ratings in excess of 40 mpg. Additional powertrain details and specifications will be announced closer to launch.

    Advanced and Sporty New Body and Chassis

    The 2016 Civic will set a new standard for dynamic handling, steering, ride quality and cabin quietness in the compact class, courtesy of its all new platform, featuring the most rigid and tightly sealed body and the most sophisticated chassis in Civic history.

    Advancing the sporty character of this all-new Civic is its more sporty driving position, with a one-inch lower hip point compared to the current car. The lower hip point is enabled by the new Civic's lower floor and engine and its all-new suspension design. The new Civic chassis features a redesigned strut front suspension and a new multi-link rear suspension mounted to an ultra-rigid rear subframe.

    Torsional rigidity of the new body is improved by 25 percent, aided in part by more intensive use of ultra-high-strength steel. Twelve percent of the unit body is made of ultra-high-strength steel, up from 1percent on the current model. Aerodynamic efficiency is improved by 12 percent to class-leading levels, in part through the use of full underbody covers—a Civic first. Despite its larger size, the new Civic unit body is 68 pounds lighter than before, while new body-sealing techniques result in a 58-percent reduction in cabin air leaks. Class-leading cabin quietness is further improved by the use of premium noise-reducing features, including a flush-mounted acoustic glass windshield, a more tightly sealed engine compartment and triple-sealed doors.

    To achieve the Civic development team's high targets for dynamic performance and refined ride quality, the new Civic Sedan utilizes hydraulic compliance bushings, a technology typically reserved for more expensive vehicles, aiding the isolation of road vibration. Additional new chassis technologies include variable gear ratio steering, beefier front and rear stabilizer bars and standard 4-wheel disc brakes, along with the application of new Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring technology for more precise and agile cornering.

    Spacious, Sophisticated and Advanced Cabin

    The new Civic interior is designed to offer the most comfortable, sophisticated and premium-feeling cabin in the compact class. An additional 3.7 cubic feet of interior space translates into the largest cabin in the compact segment with 2 inches of added rear-seat legroom versus the outgoing model. In front, new ultra-thin front roof pillars enable class-leading forward visibility; and at the rear, trunk space has been increased by 2.6 cubic feet with a lower liftover height, larger opening and wider and taller cargo area. Civic Sedan EX and above trims will feature a 60/40 split and folding rear seat.

    The 2016 Civic Sedan offers customers more premium features than ever before. New standard equipment includes automatic climate control – dual-zone on EX-L and higher trims; auto-up/down front power windows; an electronic parking brake with Brake Hold; Walk-Away auto door locks and an adjustable driver's seat thigh support with 14 degrees of tilt. All Civic Sedan models also feature a larger, reconfigurable new center console with up to 7.2 liters of secure storage space, approaching SUV levels of console utility.

    The new Civic interior strikes a more premium tone with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrumental panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-color TFT center meter (EX and above trims); a center console with piano black finish and high-contrast sliver bezel; door inserts with live stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift boot. Upper grades offer even more premium features, including a 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, 4-way power front passenger's seat, heated front and rear seats and heated side mirrors.

    Civic Manufacturing

    Civic Sedans for the North American market will be produced at the company's Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario, Canada auto plants. The new Civic's 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo engines will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio, and the vehicle's two automatic transmissions (CVTs) will be sourced from Honda plants in Russells Point, Ohio, and Celaya, Mexico.

    The new Civic utilizes numerous new manufacturing processes and technologies to advance quality, efficiency and fun-to-drive performance – the result of new investment in Honda automobile and engine plants in North America. This includes the addition of the company's innovative new inner-frame weld body construction process in both Indiana and Canada, a system first utilized for production of the 2015 Honda Fit. This new general weld system creates a more lightweight, rigid and strong body structure that helps enable the Civic's class-leading fuel efficiency, outstanding safety performance and fun-to-drive experience.

    About Civic

    Civic is Honda's best-selling car globally, the best-selling compact car in America with individual retail car buyers for the past eight years1 and the most popular car with U.S. millennials2. The first-generation Civic debuted in America in 1972, and Civic has played a leading role in advancing fuel efficiency, small-car safety performance, design, technology and fun-to-drive performance for nine generations. American car buyers have purchased more than 10 million Civics throughout its 43 years in the U.S. market, and Civic has been manufactured in North America since 1986, with cumulative production in North America exceeding nine million Civics.
     
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    The interior looks nice, but that front grille is killing me, its just a giant chrome bar. I also don't see an emergency brake which leads me to believe that they went the way of the electronic parking brake.
     
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    Seems like a lot of hype. All new design never seen before, I call BS. 2012-2015 not really sporty more B.S. Are they talking about just sedan, because my coupe is the most sportiest they ever made. The 14-15 civic coupe is very aggressive and this "new"4D car has a lot and I mean a lot of the features from the 15 SI coupe. Sometimes I feel like the sedan gets too much attention. just my opinion. Even aftermarket parts are mostly for sedans. LOL oh and that little nub of a shark fin looks completely out of place.
     
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    I'm liking the drivetrain upgrades to the LX trim. 2.0L DOHC instead of the old R18. 6speed instead of 5sp manual. I feel like the lack of a 6th gear in the non Si trims is the reason why 9th gen R18s and K24s get roughly the same real world gas mileage. I'm revving way over 3k on the highway

    Too bad I find it ugly. Or else I'd probably make the jump up. Maybe it will grow on me
     
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    Looks like a Crosstour/BMW mix on the out side. BLEH! I really hope that isn't the k20 with I and E cam vtec they are putting in the base model. I'll feel kinda sad that we got the econo k24 with no exhaust vtec. The 1.5L turbo sounds nice but a little small in size for a performance motor in my mind. Half the reason the Hyundai/Kia 1.6L turbo didn't appeal, a 2.0/2.4 turbo is what the Si needs. For the type R, F** IT!, lets fit a v6 twin turbo vtec! Lol all jokes aside though Honda does seem to be moving in the right direction for power plants. That sedan though, might need a little re-working to fit my tastes and I really am curious on the coupe styling. The 14-15's were edgy the way I like and hope it keeps a heavy influence on the design.
     
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    I doubt they'll put the K20 in the base models lol. More likely its a variant of the R20 which was used in the Acura ILX
     
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    Ahh ok didn't know they had an R variant in a 2.0l, makes more sense.
     
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    I'm very glad I'm not shopping for a new car right now. Very bleh. I'll wait for final judgment until I see it in person but this is nothing exciting.
     
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    When are they going to release more info about Si trim?[​IMG]

    I was against 10th Civic before, but it looks quite decent in red color.


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    Finally xenon headlights. About time Honda!!

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    It looks bad *** from the front but the rear is killing me lol
     
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    the event said the higher trims would have LED headlamps. These here -

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    I'm assuming these ^ in the red car would be halogen projectors. I could be wrong, but we'll see. I would have thought he'd make a point to talk about the others having HID if they were HID.
     
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    The big chrome "wall" on the front deters me. I can see the some what direction they wanna go but still needs work for me to bite. The CTR euro design has me :drooling: (give me!!) I wanna be open minded to this new sedan but it wont happen. Maybe the majority of the public would but I just cant get with it yet
     
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    larger view of the engine
     
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    Don't know how I feel about the chrome grille and wheels, but then again the LX and EX models never had the best looking grilles and wheels.

    Everything else is pretty awesome :clapping:

    This car is going to look super aggressive lowered with sportier wheels.
     
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    reminds of a mazda 3 :confused:
     
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    cant wait to see how these look after people start modding them
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. Mild drop like Eibach ProKit springs and RPF1 wheels.:eyebrows:
     

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