Honda Automobiles: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Press Kit

Posted on 22. Feb, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Overview

Together with a 2016 Civic Sedan, a new Civic Coupe facilities a many rigid, firmly hermetic physique and aerodynamic physique pattern in Civic history, with a biggest use of high-strength steel for any Civic indication ever made, charity poignant advancements to altogether noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH), float and handling, fuel potency and collision performance.

Longer, revoke and wider, a new Civic physique is also some-more spacious, with 8.2 additional cubic feet of newcomer and bucket space. Despite a incomparable size, a new Civic Coupe’s unibody is 76 pounds lighter than before with a 25 percent boost in torsional rigidity, while a revoke height, wider position and condensed front overhang offer as a basement for a new Civic’s sportier, some-more reward demeanour and feel.

Advanced unibody construction techniques, including a use of Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure and new pile-up cadence front frame, capacitate higher front, side and back crash-worthiness. Comprehensive physique sealing measures, a use of acoustic windshield potion mix with new framework technologies, such as hydraulic cessation and engine mounts, to make a 2016 Civic a quietest and many polished Civic yet.

Key Body Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with new pile-up cadence front support design
  • 63 percent high strength steels (12 percent ultra-high strength steel)
  • 590 MPa high-strength steel building vessel
  • Narrow A-pillars for 84.3 degrees of brazen visibility
  • Acoustic-glass, flush mounted windshield
  • Acoustic fiber side under-panels
  • Acoustically hermetic unibody
  • Full underbody covering

Exterior Dimensions
Compared to a prior model, a 2016 Civic Coupe’s wheelbase is 1.2 inches longer for softened float comfort, softened second-row seating roominess, and softened accession and egress. The altogether length is shorter by 1.0 inches, for a some-more compact, sporty profile. Front and back overhangs are 1.4-inch shorter and urge both coming and aerodynamic efficiency. Fuel potency is softened in partial due to extensive aerodynamic gains via a exterior, and even underneath a vehicle.

Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference

Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference

Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference

Increased Trunk Capacity
The 2016 Civic Coupe has a wider and deeper case with 12.1 cu. ft. of storage volume (LX, LX-P), 0.4 cu. ft. incomparable than that of a prior Civic Coupe. Together with a lengthened newcomer volume, this creates a new Civic Coupe best in category in sum interior volume. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

A low lift-over tallness of 27.3 inches and a limit case opening breadth of 35.5 inches improves a palliate of loading or unloading massive items, as does a prosaic case floor, that measures 53.8 inches far-reaching and 35.7 inches low – all poignant improvements over a prior model. The building and case sides are carpeted to assistance strengthen bucket during transit, and also to assistance revoke highway sound entering a newcomer cabin.

The Civic Coupe’s case will accommodate 3 soothing suitcases or 3 golf bags. For long, slight equipment such as skis, a 3.5 sq-ft. case pass-through is 20.6-percent incomparable than before. A removable building row hides a proxy gangling tire, jack and wrench. A singular LED cargo-area light provides enlightenment when a case lid is open.

Key Body Specifications

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
As an constituent partial of a 2016 Civic structure, Honda’s disdainful Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly via a front of a vehicle, so shortening a army eliminated to a newcomer compartment. ACE channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars.

Crash Stroke
A Honda first, a ACE™ structure used on a new Civic facilities a new pile-up cadence technology, grown by Honda engineers in a company’s modernized reserve investigate laboratory in Raymond. Ohio. With a new pile-up cadence structure, in a frontal collision a revoke territory of a front car support hinges to approach a engine down and rearward, assisting approach pile-up appetite into a vehicle’s building while also minimizing cabin intrusion. This essential square of reserve engineering effectively adds 80mm (3.2 in) of additional energy-absorbing “crash stroke” to a front of a vehicle.

Besides assisting a Civic aim for a tip ratings in a severe sovereign pile-up tests, a new pile-up cadence structure enabled designers to rise a Civic’s physique pattern to underline a brief front overhang and brief hood-line for a singular and sparkling appearance, glorious external prominence and softened handling. (See a Safety and Driver Assistive territory for some-more information.)

Improved Body Rigidity
Compared to a prior Civic generation, a new 2016 Civic Coupe body’s tellurian tortuous acerbity increases 19 percent and a torsional acerbity increases 23 percent. The advantages of this augmenting acerbity are numerous, including a ability to balance a cessation for higher float and doing performance. This tuning includes localized increases in acerbity during a cessation ascent points, with a 28 percent boost during a front and 35 percent boost during a back over a prior era Civic Coupe. This allows a framework to work some-more effectively and reduces a cessation movement indispensable to control physique motion. The localized parallel acerbity of a Coupe’s disdainful back physique is 4.6 percent stiffer than a Sedan, that is essentially due to a physique construction, and that has poignant energetic benefits. The some-more firm physique structure also directly formula in a quieter and some-more gentle float knowledge for a passengers, with rebate NVH felt over a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions. Some pivotal advancements in physique structure include:

Under a Hood

  • A revoke stiffener, located behind a engine on a front bulkhead, improves handling

In a Unibody

  • Certain tie areas where a A-pillars accommodate a building sills, and a B-pillars accommodate both a building sills and roof rails, revoke idle quivering and booming
  • Large physique panels are done regulating mechanism aided engineering (CAE) to revoke booming
  • Gussets positioned inside a back entertain areas of a unibody revoke highway noise
  • An middle back constructional ring stiffens a unibody for softened handling
  • Short-pitch welding places mark welds 20mm (0.8 in) detached in vicious areas of a unibody, compared to 40mm to 45mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) normal spacing, augmenting acerbity and durability

Underneath a Vehicle

  • The Civic’s building vessel is done of 590-MPa high-strength steel to yield a lighter nonetheless stronger altogether structure
  • Floor cross-members positioned underneath a motorist and front passenger’s seating area urge float comfort
  • A parallel cross-member and check structure, located between a back wheels, improves handling
  • A cross-car brace, located during a front of a vehicle, improves handling

Aerodynamics
The Civic was designed to have class-leading aerodynamic opening – including 12.5-percent altogether rebate drag than a prior Civic era – that helps urge both fuel potency and interior quietness. Computational liquid dynamics (CFD) was used to magnitude a car’s potency during a pattern phase, followed by scale-model breeze hovel contrast and finally by full-scale wind-tunnel testing. Two vicious gains from this routine embody a 12.5-percent rebate in underbody and engine-room airflow drag (CdA), and another 4-percent CdA rebate in circle drag.

Specially done components during a front of a car lamp airflow by a radiator and into a engine’s cold-air intake, while channeling a remaining airflow over, around and underneath a vehicle. Along with narrower a A-pillars and flush-mounted glass, these minister to a Civic’s fit thoroughfare by a air. The loose slope of a back roofline and back window serve improves aerodynamic efficiency.

The new Civic facilities a flattest underbody of any gasoline-powered Honda prolongation vehicle. A molded under-panel is positioned directly underneath a front fascia, starting a rearward upsurge of atmosphere underneath a car in a well-spoken manner. An aluminum under-tray is positioned underneath a engine and delivery and facilities a cooling channel that allows ambient airflow to a hydraulic engine mount. Dual side under-panels (molded cosmetic on LX and LX-P, acoustic fiber on EX-T and above trims) extend from behind a front wheels to only brazen of a back wheels, serve smoothing a airflow as it travels rearward, while also shortening breeze sound in a newcomer cabin.

Lateral strakes located brazen of any circle and tire (8.5 inches far-reaching in front, and 3.5 inches far-reaching in a rear) assistance inhibit airflow around a tires for additional aerodynamic potency gains. Even a hammered steel empty silencers are aerodynamically shaped, expelling a need for an under-cover during a back of a vehicle. This reduces tools count, complexity and weight while assisting to safeguard optimal aerodynamic efficiency.

T-Direction Welding
Applied to a brazen corner of a front doorway hinge pillars, only behind a front circle openings, a new “T-direction welding” technique is expected to assistance a 2016 Civic acquire tip ratings in a severe IIHS slight equivalent frontal collision test, formed on Honda middle testing. Instead of regulating parallel overlapping welded joints on a hinge pillars, that would be negatively influenced by a circle relocating rearward and distinguished a post in an equivalent frontal collision, a hinge pillars instead use a longitudinal welded join designed to withstand perfect army generated in such a collision.

Class-leading Forward Visibility
The A-pillar territory on a 2016 Civic is 18mm (0.7 in) narrower than on a previous-generation Civic, shortening a blocked area by 11.6-percent, and ensuing in a 7.9-degree alleviation in brazen visibility. As a result, a new Civic offers a class-leading 84.3 degrees of brazen prominence (the angle done by sketch lines from a driver’s eye indicate to a outboard edges of a A pillars). Safety is confirmed by a pillars’ shape, a accurate pattern of bucket pathways during a frontal collision or rollover, and a use of 1500 MPa hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel for a A-pillars.

High-Strength Steel
Multiple steel grades are used in a Civic’s physique construction to assistance grasp glorious altogether car dynamics, optimize reserve performance, and revoke NVH. Materials operation from 5 opposite grades of steel, including reward hot-stamp steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in a unibody, to aluminum for a front buffer beam. All were selected to grasp a best multiple of strength, rigidity, energetic opening and light weight. Fully 63 percent of a physique structure is stoical of high-strength steel, adult 8 percent compared to 55 percent for a prior Civic Coupe. In addition, a use of hot-stamp ultra-high strength steel increases to 7 percent from 1 percent in a previous-generation Civic.

Lighter Weight
The augmenting use of high-strength steel contributes to a 76-pound rebate in weight for a 2016 Civic Coupe’s unibody compared to a prior Civic generation.

Body Materials

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures
The new Civic takes noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) countermeasures to a subsequent level, positioning it during a tip of a rival set. All Civic trims underline strategically placed physique sealants (see below). Additional NVH enhancements on all models embody acoustic separators inside a A- and B-pillars, while a sound-insulating acoustic windshield (see below) serve aids altogether cabin quietness.

Engine Compartment Isolation
Measures to besiege sound and feverishness emanating from within a engine cell embody dedicated front, side and back hood seals, strategically placed feverishness baffles, a hood insulator panel, an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within a instrument panel. Inside a vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated runner ship adds serve to well-developed feverishness siege and sound rebate for a 2016 Civic.

Acoustic Windshield
Special laminated acoustic potion is used for a Civic windshield to assistance revoke sound entering a cabin. Tuned privately to draw wind-noise frequencies, a windshield potion uses an outdoor covering of 2.0mm reserve glass, a 0.7mm thick core covering of acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB), and a 1.8mm safety-glass middle covering for a sum density of 4.5mm. This helps a Civic place during a tip of a category in wind-noise performance. The windshield also incorporates UV light-absorbing technology. In addition, a Civic Coupe has 4.0mm gradual front doorway potion and 3.5mm gradual back doorway glass. The accessible one-touch energy moonroof with lean underline uses 3.5mm coloured and gradual glass.

Sound-absorbing Undercovers
Underneath a Civic, along both sides of a newcomer cabin, are absorptive undercovers (molded cosmetic on a LX and LX-P, and fiber on a EX-T and above trims) that lessen highway and breeze noise. A special perplex image located underneath a core of a building vessel and felt buffer middle liners serve draw breeze and highway noise.

Body Sealing
The 2016 Civic Coupe has an rare turn of physique sealing to dramatically revoke a levels of sound inside a car – a 75 percent altogether trickle rebate compared to a previous-generation Civic. Throughout a unibody are 9.2 sq. in. of coupling seals and other sealers to revoke quivering and a delivery of noise.

Additional measures include:

  • Pillar separators sign a vale A- and B-pillars to revoke a delivery of sound from a building area into a newcomer cabin.
  • Triple doorway sealing utilizes 360-degree molded doorway seals to revoke breeze sound and urge isolation.
  • New doorway opening seals during a back edges of a doors are a initial for Civic. They join a triple hermetic doorway openings and revoke door-edge seals in gripping breeze sound from entering a cabin.
  • Multiple atmosphere trickle rebate moldings and clips are used during pivotal locations where a side windows slip into a Coupe’s dual doors, shortening a probability of heard atmosphere leaks occurring in these locations.
  • Along with middle bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside a doorway structures, significantly shortening a volume of breeze and highway sound and quivering that can strech a cabin. The same Thinsulate™ element that is used in a doors is also used to revoke sound delivery by a roof, a physique A- and B-pillars, and a back tray.

Body Features

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

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