Honda, the Japanese car manufacturer has recently surprised everyone with their announcement – they said that the 2016 Honda Civic is going to get a major update – from new platform to a completely new design. Now, this would be completely normal if the company didn’t update their current Civic less than two years ago. The newest, tenth generation of the bestselling compact car that Honda produces will bring another change – they are going to offer the Civic hatchback once again. Compact car market is very competitive and it is reasonable that the Japanese manufacturer wants to make their car stand out from the crowd.
Exterior of 2016 Honda Civic
First thing you need to know about the all-new 2016 Honda Civic is that it is going to be built on a whole new platform and it is going to be the first Honda to use that platform. This new platform should bring the overall cost of the car down, while enabling it to have better handling than its predecessor. Both the hatchback and the coupe version of the new 2016 Honda Civic are going to have similar design to the one we have already seen on the brand new Honda Civic Type R. The front of the car is going to be a lot more aggressive than the previous model, since it is going to have a new headlights, redesigned bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights and the new grille. Depending on the version of the 2016 Honda Civic, the back of the car might be significantly different. The hatchback will surely be similar to the current Honda Civic Type R.
2016 Civic Honda Interior
When it comes to the interior, the new 2016 Honda Civic will surely have a brand new interior and, just like the exterior, it is going to be very similar to the interior we have seen in the Honda Civic Type R. The whole interior should be more oriented toward the driver and according to some images that surfaced on the web, it will be a mix of old and the new. First of all, there are going to be some old-style features like analog tachometer, while the speedometer is digital. The 2016 Honda Civic is going to have a start/stop button, something that was present in the hatchback version made for Europe. Furthermore, the top-of-the-range Civic is going to have leather upholstery, automatic climate control and the satellite navigation.
Engine of new 2016 Honda Civic
The 2016 Honda Civic will be offered with different engines. First of all, the base engine should be the 1.8l inline-4, which should produce around 142 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with CVT gearbox and it should be able to do 36 mpg. The 2016 Honda Civic Si should have 2.4l engine, that should produce more than 200 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The interesting thing is that this engine will be available only with manual transmission.
Price and Release date of 2016 Civic
The sale of 2016 Honda Civic began at the end of 2015, and it resumes even now as you read this. Starting price for basic Civic model is expected to be in region of $17,000.
More info on official Honda website.