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First look: 2016 Honda Civic coupe and sedan

First look: 2016 Honda Civic c...
The production version of the Civic coupe has an toned down style compared to the Concept shown in New York
The production version of the Civic coupe has an toned down style compared to the Concept shown in New York
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Honda's Civic Concept previewed the coupe version of the new Civic, which will run on an all-new platform that will underpin all versions of the car worldwide
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Honda's Civic Concept previewed the coupe version of the new Civic, which will run on an all-new platform that will underpin all versions of the car worldwide
The sedan’s shape is noticeably similar to the Concept B show car revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a year ago
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The sedan’s shape is noticeably similar to the Concept B show car revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a year ago
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The sedan version of the 2016 Honda Civic
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The sedan version of the 2016 Honda Civic
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The sedan version of the 2016 Honda Civic
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The sedan version of the 2016 Honda Civic
The production version of the Civic coupe has an toned down style compared to the Concept shown in New York
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The production version of the Civic coupe has an toned down style compared to the Concept shown in New York
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Honda revealed the first preview of its 2016 Honda Civic in concept form at the New York International Auto Show last month but these new pictures show the car as it will look in showroom form when it’s officially released towards the end of the year.

The firm’s Kermit-green "Civic Concept" previewed the coupe version of the new Civic, which will run on an all-new platform that will underpin all versions of the car worldwide. The new pictures – which come from official patents filed by Honda over the car’s design – show that the production version will share the same metalwork, with the style toned down thanks to the removal of the concept’s deep front and rear air dams, rear spoiler, oversized wheels and tiny side mirrors. The images also show that the final car’s headlights will be slightly less futuristic than the concept’s all-LED versions.

Honda's Civic Concept previewed the coupe version of the new Civic, which will run on an all-new platform that will underpin all versions of the car worldwide
Honda's Civic Concept previewed the coupe version of the new Civic, which will run on an all-new platform that will underpin all versions of the car worldwide

Despite the tamer appearance, other key details including the concept car’s full-width rear light arrangement, have been retained for the production version. No doubt sportier versions of the car will come even closer to the concept’s overall appearance.

Honda’s patents also cover the sedan version of the Civic, which retains a coupe-style sloping rear roofline but adds a pair of rear doors and a redesigned rear section for added space and practicality. Overall, the sedan’s shape is noticeably similar to the "Concept B" show car (below) revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a year ago. Both the coupe and sedan share the same nose and windscreen, with the rear two-thirds of the cars differing to suit their intended purposes.

The sedan’s shape is noticeably similar to the Concept B show car revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a year ago
The sedan’s shape is noticeably similar to the Concept B show car revealed at the Beijing Motor Show a year ago

The new Civic coupe and sedan models represent the first of the all-new, 10th-generation cars to carry the Civic name, and they will be joined by a five-door hatchback in due course. In the meantime the five-door hatch version of the existing 9th generation machine looks likely to soldier on for a little longer, with the high performance, 306 bhp, 168 mph Type R version due to go on sale imminently.

Although technical details have yet to be announced, the 10th-gen Civics are expected to use 2.0l normally-aspirated four-cylinder engines and 1.5l turbocharged fours, all with Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing and lift system.

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3 comments
Daishi
I think LED's use about 1/10th the power and last 10x as long as halogen. LED's might cost a bit more but that not a fair representation of the actual difference in cost. Even ignoring the miniscule mileage savings from being more efficient at least where I live when you have a headlamp burn out you are guaranteed to get pulled over by the police and get to sit there while they run your license. Then depending how much of a pain it is to get to the assembly you have to make an appointment with a shop and find other transportation while you pay someone hourly to replace it. It seems unlikely that LED's are still expensive enough to justify using Halogen still.
Harry Bolman
Daishi, not only am I a fan of LED lighting, but my new 2015 Honda PCX scooter has LED headlights, along with all the other lighting too! Tey only draw something like 5 watts low beam and 8 watts hight beam. And the light is even whiter than the HID lights in my car (though nowhere near as bright) I would rate their range as adequate without being super brilliant. There are now at least two other Honda motorbikes using LED headlights. Another advantage of them is that my bike has idle stop and the headlights are constantly on, so being LEDs they create far less battery strain!!
chidrbmt
The LED light unit in the new Focus GT costs over $1900 each to replace. That means any "fender bender" will cost $4,000 in light replacement costs alone. How will that affect insurance costs? Be careful what you wish for.