Considering that the outgoing model of the Honda Civic is quite fresh in the market and only received some minor alterations during the previous year, you would certainly think that the automaker would pause for several years before the new Honda launches a new model. But guess what? The much hyped Honda Civic is already with us.
An unexpected announcement was recently made that the brand new model will be using a different platform than its predecessors. This platform it is rumoured, will bring down the cost of the vehicle significantly as well as making the car have a better driveability especially at top speeds.
Many complains have been recorded about the previous model which was quite poor than even the older versions, and contributed largely to its nose diving sales. The review below has been prepared using all available internet sources and exclusive interviews of industry experts of the new Honda Civic Coupe 2016 we could find.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe – Exterior
Similar in design as before, the novel Coupe will make use of similar styling cues as the hatchback. And as a result, we should expect a similar front fascia design that will look somehow similar to the brand new Civic type R sedan, which Honda is quoted saying will be the inspirational father of the new model.
This in practical terms means that there will be new and refreshed LED headlights, fog lights and daytime running lights as well. The front will also adorn an aggressive demeanour due to the restyled front bumper and revamped windshield. Other trim levels like the S model will also share the same design language as the Type R hatchback.
The aforesaid model would also come with a special body kit, high performance brakes and 18” wheels. Its suspension will also be changed to adjustable dampers which would make it easy and convenient for drivers to have a customized and relaxed experience.
Interior of the New Honda Civic Coupe 2016
Interior wise, the new Honda has already made an announcement that seeks to assure would-be buyers of a completely new vehicle that will be devoid of many faults that were associated with the previous model.
This cabin, according to recent teaser photos and internet sources, will be driver-centric than previously and it will come jam-packed with all enviable quality materials. The vehicle’s designers have gone a long way in ensuring that the vehicle comes with quality convenience, safety, control and in Car entertainment. Some standard features that should be expected will include; a 6 speaker audio system, dual zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, leather upholstery, LED lights, etc.
Not much information has been provided about its exact interior and exterior features, however, buyers should expect an amazing vehicle. The top of the range model together with the S version will most likely use sporty seats, leather upholstery, satellite navigation, automatic climate control.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe engine
The brand new vehicle will feature a few dissimilar powerplants beneath its hood, while still making use of the previous ones. Taking into consideration that the new Civic Coupe would be making use of a totally different platform than its predecessor, you would think that the new sedan would come with different engines but the automaker has said it will actually be carrying over predecessor engines too.
The base engine that will find its way in the standard model will be a 1.8L inline 4, just like the previous model’s. With the engine, it will be able to make around 142 horsepower and up to 130 Nm of torque. The fuel return will be impressive and will achieve 36 mpg with a CVT gearbox.
Next will be the 2.4L capacity engine which will be made available in the Honda Civic Coupe Si 2016 model. This engine will be able to yield up to 200 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. Unlike in the standard version, the new engine will only be made available with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Honda Civic Coupe
The pricing and release date details of the new vehicle are still under wraps and no pronouncements have been made. Nonetheless, rumours allege that it will most probably be released in early 2016.
The pricing details, on the other hand, still remain shrouded in obliqueness, however, speculation suggest a possible starting price of around USD 24,000 for the standard model and a maximum of up to $30,000 for the top most trim level model.