Honda Civic Concept side profile

2016 Honda Civic Coupe to debut at 2015 LA Auto Show

November 13, 2015

Honda has released information confirming the world debut of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be showcased alongside the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) which will be making its North American debut.

The Coupe is the second iteration of the tenth-generation Civic after the sedan, and will be launched in the next 18 months. The Clarity FCV will be on sale in US markets by next year. The Honda Civic Coupe is claimed to have a more aggressive appearance coupled to sporty performance and class-leading fuel efficiency. It was also previewed by a concept that is pictured above, at the New York Auto Show in April.

Honda Clarity FCV

Two all-new powertrains will be powering the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe with the first-ever turbocharged engine in the US being one of them. The turbo unit is reported to be a 1.5-liter mill delivering output of 174 hp. The Coupe will be followed by a high-performance Si model, five-door hatch and Type-R model.

The Honda Civic Coupe is not the only car to be displayed. It will share stall space with the Honda Clarity FCV that made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show last month. The vehicle is propelled by an electric motor sourcing power from the fuel cell stack that generate electricity from hydrogen. The outstanding feature of the Clarity is that it is the first fuel cell vehicle which has the fuel cell and the drivetrain, all positioned upfront in the engine compartment. The FCV has a claimed range of 330 km and takes only three minutes to refuel.

The Los Angeles Auto Show will take place from November 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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