After months of anticipation, Honda turned to YouTube to unveil the fully redesigned Civic, which will arrive at Canadian dealerships this fall. Pricing will be announced shortly.
This 2016 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 Canadian market, comprising the most diverse and innovative lineup in Civic’s 43-year history.
Aesthetically, the new Civic’s dramatic and sporty design is grounded in a more athletic stance and low and wide proportions. It is nearly 50mm wider and 20mm lower with a 30mm longer wheelbase, featuring a more compact and sporty front overhang, a longer, more aggressively sculpted hood, and a fastback-style tail. Let’s not forget the LED daytime running lights and C-shaped LED taillights.
New equipment within the roomier Civic interior includes automatic climate control (dual-zone on EX and higher trims), auto-up/down front power windows, an electronic parking brake with Brake Hold, Walk-Away auto door locks, and a larger, reconfigurable new centre console with up to 7.2 litres of secure storage space. Look for quality materials as evidenced by the new one-piece, soft-touch instrumental panel with moulded stitching.
Under the hood of the 2016 Civic is a choice of two new 4-cylinder engines promising increased power and efficiency. Civic Sedan LX and EX trims will be powered by a 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC unit – the most powerful base engine ever offered on Civic – mated to either a 6-speed manual (LX trim) or a CVT. Civic Sedans in EX-T and Touring trims will be powered by a 1.5L direct-injected and turbocharged DOHC mill paired with a unique CVT. It’s the first turbocharged engine on a Honda model and the most powerful engine ever offered on a non-Si Civic in North America (output has yet to be specified).