With the tenth generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan now on sale, Honda has gone ahead and taken the wraps off its coupe version at the 2015 LA Auto Show. The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe will be launched in March 2016 in the U.S. market.
The exterior of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe has been well executed. The front remains the same as the sedan but the rear and side profile differ vastly from its four-door sibling. The coupe version has a fastback profile with a steeply raked roofline, compact proportions and 5.5-inches reduction in overall length achieved by shortening the front and rear overhangs. The wide body, muscular haunches and longer wheelbase lend the coupe a dynamic and sporty character. Edgy and sharp styling dominates the rear with tail lights connected by an LED strip running along the entire length of the boot lid. Sportiness at the back is conveyed by a spoiler, while the twin exhaust pipes have been hidden behind the rear bumper.
Despite the shorter dimensions compared to the sedan, the coupe has 8.4 cubic feet more interior space and 5.0-inches more legroom at the back. The coupe’s cabin has been given a more premium look with the use of high quality soft-touch materials and contrast stitching. Other elements such as door inserts, LED overhead lighting and LED shift indicators add a stylish touch. The higher-spec trims beginning from the EX also feature a full color TFT center meter and a leather shift lever boot.
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is available with an Android-based 7.0-inch display audio touch screen interface supporting Pandora, SiriusXM and HD Radio. This unit will have support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with high-end trims equipped with Satellite-Linked Navigation System developed co-developed with Garmin.
Two engine options will be available – a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline unit that produces 158 hp and 138 lb.-ft. (187 Nm) of torque or a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline unit that develops 174 hp and 162 lb.-ft. (220 Nm) of torque. The bigger engine can be paired to a CVT automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox while the smaller one comes exclusively with the CVT automatic gearbox.
The Civic Coupe is based on the Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE). That, along with advanced airbags and Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies should enable it to achieve a 5-star rating with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Honda says.