Honda has revealed the 2016 Civic Coupe ahead of its first public appearance at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The newest member of 10th-generation Civic lineup – the 2016 Civic Coupe – is scheduled to go on sale from March 2016. The new 2016 Civic Coupe, like its sedan counterpart, will feature two new engines, including the first-ever turbo engine for the Coupe, delivering more power, performance and fuel efficiency.
“We continue on our epic 10th-generation Civic journey with the sportiest, most sophisticated and tech-savvy Civic Coupe yet,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “I think our customers are going to be utterly surprised by what this new Coupe delivers in terms of refinement, safety, efficiency and fun-to-drive performance.” All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new, line-topping Touring trim, receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes, along with a bevy of new standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2016 Civic Coupe carries forward the sporty and premium character of the 10th-generation Civic design, including the bold front fascia, fast-back profile and sharp-edged detailing. From the A-pillars rearward, the Coupe features unique exterior styling with a lower and more steeply raked roofline, nearly 1 inch lower than the sedan, and more compact proportions, with the rear overhang and overall length shortened by 5.5 inches. The new Coupe also features an exclusive rear taillight design that carries the arch of the distinctive C-shaped LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.
The 2016 Civic Coupe’s interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear seat legroom is increased by more than 5 inches, compared to the outgoing Coupe model. The cabin boasts of a new one-piece, soft-touch instrument panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-color TFT center meter (EX and above trims); door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift lever boot. New standard equipment includes auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass windshield, automatic climate control (dual-zone in upper trims), Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold, Walk-Away auto door locks, LED headlights, Remote engine start, heated front seats and side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, full-color TFT center meter and seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen.
The 2016 Civic Coupe will come with two more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, Lower trims receive a new 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC engine turning out 156bhp and 187Nm of torque (+15bhp and 12Nm. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L). This engine, besides the CVT gearbox, can also be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission on the lowest trim. Civic Coupe mid to highest trims are powered by a new 1.5L DOHC direct-injected TURBO – the first-ever turbocharged engine for Civic Coupe – putting out a peak 171bhp and 220Nm of torque (+31bhp and +45Nm vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L).