Honda Automobiles: Sporty and Sophisticated Visual Presence Portends What’s Under a Skin of a Dramatically Redesigned 2016 Civic Sedan

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by in Honda Canada

The 2016 Civic Sedan, a totally new-from-the-ground-up redesign of America’s many renouned compress car1, launches Nov. 12 during Honda dealerships national with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 starting during $18,640 – an boost of usually $150 from a effusive model. The 2016 Civic Sedan advantages from a many endless and desirous redesign in a 43-year story of Civic, a tellurian growth bid led for a initial time by Honda’s U.S. RD team, that set their sights on formulating a world’s best compact-class automobile with benchmark-setting levels of quality, fuel efficiency, interior expanse and fun-to-drive performance.

“The new Honda Civic offers implausible value and a fun-to-drive suggestion that will take a lot of business by surprise,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, comparison clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of a Honda Division. “This tenth era Civic exemplifies a implausible engineering strength of Honda and a ability to broach something altogether new, astonishing and stirring for a customers.”

The 2016 Civic Sedan offers buyers some-more choices than ever before with dual all-new powertrains and an stretched operation of facilities and trims. Civic LX and EX trims underline a new 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine—the many absolute bottom engine ever charity on Civic, while Civic EX-T, EX-L and new line-topping Touring models are powered by a 174-horspower, 1.5-liter DOHC TURBO engine with rare levels of power, excellence and class-leading fuel economy ratings.

EPA fuel economy ratings for a 2016 Civic Sedan are 31/41/35 mpg3 (city/highway/combined) for 2.0-liter models with invariably non-static delivery (CVT) and 31/42/35 mpg3 for 1.5-liter TURBO models with CVT. 

Additional pattern and engineering highlights of a all-new 2016 Civic Sedan include:

  • Dynamic new styling – with a bolder, some-more assertive face; pointy and worldly physique lines; a sporty fastback form and reward features, including a stretched use of LED extraneous lighting
  • All-new Civic tallness architecture – with a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase, a scarcely 2-inch wider physique and wider lane that gives Civic a some-more jaunty and assertive position while contributing to a some-more polished float peculiarity and incomparable cabin, including 1.2 inches of combined rear-seat legroom
  • A some-more rigid, lightweight and firmly hermetic body – featuring a new Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure, ancillary Civic’s fun-to-drive performance, class-leading cabin serenity and targeted top-class pile-up reserve ratings: NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+
  • A some-more atmospheric and premium-quality cabin – with premium, soft-touch surfaces and polished detailing that exceeds a mainstream compact-car class, along with an stretched list of customary and accessible features, including exhilarated front and back seats, involuntary meridian control, remote engine start and eight-way energy driver’s seat
  • Honda Sensing – accessible apartment includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist and Road Departure Warning, and adds, for a initial time, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, environment a new bar for modernized reserve and driver-assistive record in a mainstream compress class
  • Advanced connected-car capabilities – enabled by a new and some-more discerning 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Android doing system, also featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto harmony for seamless formation of smartphone facilities and functions      

The 2016 Civic Sedan is a initial in a array of new 10th-generation Civic variants that will embody a sedan, coupe, sports-minded Si models, a five-door hatchback and a first-ever Civic Type-R indication for a U.S. market, comprising a many different and innovative lineup in Civic’s 43-year history. This 10th-generation Civic was benchmarked opposite a world’s best C-segment vehicles, including luxury-class cars, as engineers sought to broach a truly world-beating compact-class automobile – a many refined, sporty and worldly Civic tallness ever made.

2016 Civic Sedan – Major New Features

2016 Civic Sedan – Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Sporty Civic Design
The thespian and sporty new Civic pattern is grounded in a some-more jaunty position and low and far-reaching proportions. Compared to a stream model, a 2016 Civic Sedan is scarcely 2 inches wider and 1 in. reduce with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase, featuring a some-more compress and sporty front overhang; a longer, some-more aggressively sculpted hood and fastback-style tail.

The frozen and neat proportions of a new Civic Sedan are complemented and accentuated by polished pattern details, including neat and swept-back bodylines, a pointy and assertive face and prominent circle arches. The new Civic’s some-more reward impression is also highlighted by a accessible LED extraneous lighting, including customary LED regulating lights, particular C-shaped LED taillights and featuring LED headlights on a Touring trim.

Two All-New Powertrains
The 2016 Civic Sedan facilities dual all-new, some-more absolute and fuel-efficient engines: Civic Sedan LX and EX trims are powered by a 2.0-liter, port-injected DOHC   i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine producing 158 horsepower during 6,500 rpm and 138 lb.-ft. of torque during 4,200 rpm4(+15 HP and +9 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) and corresponding to possibly a six-speed primer (LX trim only) or invariably non-static involuntary delivery (CVT). Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter, direct-injected DOHC TURBO inline 4-cylinder engine producing 174 horsepower during 5,500 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm5(+31 HP and +33 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) and corresponding to an all-new CVT with torque converter designed privately to element a turbocharged engine.

Both engines underline a far-reaching array of friction-reducing pattern and engineering facilities that support both high opening and high fuel efficiency. These dual ultra-efficient engines, married to a 2016 Civic Sedan’s rarely aerodynamic body, assistance to hoard class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg (city/highway/combined) for models versed with a 2.0-liter engine and CVT, 27/40/31 mpg for a 2.0L with primer delivery and 31/42/35 mpg for models versed with a 1.5-liter TURBO.

Advanced and Sporty New Body and Chassis
The 2016 Civic sets a new customary for energetic handling, steering, float peculiarity and cabin serenity in a compress class, pleasantness of a all-new platform, featuring a many firm and firmly hermetic physique and a many worldly framework in Civic history.

Advancing a sporty impression of this all-new Civic is a some-more sporty pushing position, with a reduce hip indicate compared to a effusive model. The Civic’s all-new tallness pattern and reduce building and engine capacitate a reduce hip point. The new Civic framework facilities a redesigned strut front cessation and a new multi-link back cessation mounted to an ultra-rigid back subframe.

Torsional acerbity of a new physique is softened by 25 percent aided in partial by some-more finish use of ultra-high-strength steel. Fifty-nine percent of a section physique is stoical of high-strength steel, including 14 percent hot-stamp steel. Aerodynamic potency is softened by 12 percent to class-leading levels by minute CFD modeling, breeze hovel contrast and tuning, and from a use full underbody covers (a Civic first).

Despite a incomparable size, a new Civic section physique is 68 pounds lighter than before, while new body-sealing techniques outcome in a 58 percent rebate in cabin atmosphere leaks. Class-leading cabin serenity is serve softened by a use of reward noise-reducing features, including a flush-mounted acoustic potion windshield, a some-more firmly hermetic engine cell and triple-sealed doors.

To grasp a Civic growth team’s high targets for energetic opening and polished float quality, a new Civic Sedan utilizes hydraulic correspondence bushings; a record typically indifferent for some-more costly vehicles, helping a siege of highway vibration. Additional new framework technologies embody non-static gear-ratio steering, beefier front and back stabilizer bars and customary four-wheel front brakes, along with a focus of new Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring record for some-more accurate and flexible cornering.

Spacious, Sophisticated and Advanced Cabin
The new Civic interior is designed to offer a many comfortable, worldly and premium-feeling cabin in a compress class. An additional 3.2 cubic feet of interior space translates into a largest cabin in a compress shred with 1.2 inches of combined rear-seat legroom contra a effusive model. In front, new ultra-thin front roof pillars capacitate class-leading brazen visibility. At a rear, case space has been increasing by 2.6 cubic feet a pattern with a reduce lift-over height, incomparable opening and wider and taller load area. Civic Sedan EX and aloft trims will underline a 60/40 separate and folding back seat. All Civic Sedan models also underline a larger, reconfigurable new core console with adult to 7.2 liters of secure storage space; coming SUV levels of console utility.

The new Civic interior strikes a some-more reward tinge with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These embody a new one-piece, soft-touch instrumental row with molded stitching; some-more reward chair fabrics; a new full-color TFT core scale (EX and above trims); a core console with piano black finish and high-contrast china bezel; doorway inserts with genuine stitching; an LED change indicator and LED beyond lighting; and for EX and aloft trims, a leather change boot.

The 2016 Civic Sedan offers business some-more reward facilities than ever before. New customary apparatus includes involuntary meridian control, auto-up/down front-power windows, an electronic parking stop with Brake Hold and Walk-Away automobile doorway locks.  Additional accessible reward features, depending on trim, embody exhilarated side mirrors (EX and above), remote engine start rain-sensing wipers (Touring), exhilarated front seats (EXT and above) and exhilarated outboard back seats (Touring), an eight-way energy driver’s chair (EX-L and Touring), a four-way energy front passenger’s chair (Touring) and an tractable driver’s chair thigh support with 14 degrees of tilt.

Civic Audio and Connectivity
Civic EX and aloft trims come versed with a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with a aloft fortitude Android-based doing system. The Civic joins a 2016 Accord as dual of a initial high-volume models in a attention to incorporate both a Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto platforms, providing seamless formation of smartphone facilities and functions. Smartphone connectivity for a Civic Sedan is now achieved regulating a singular USB wire connection.

The new Civic Sedan also delivers on a audio front with some-more absolute systems and stretched listening options, including SiriusXM® Radio, Pandora® harmony and HD Radio. Civic LX trims underline a 160-watt, four-speaker sound element and 5-inch LCD shade for control of audio functions, while EX and EX-L trims underline a 180-watt system, eight-speaker element and implement a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen as a haughtiness core for audio and meridian control. The new-line-topping Touring trim facilities a 450-watt, 10-speaker audio system—the many absolute in a rival set—integrated with Display Audio.

Finally, while all Civic models with Display Audio yield for smartphone-powered GPS navigation around a Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto platforms (with concordant smartphone and patron information plan), for business who wish an embedded navigation capability, a Civic EX-L Navi and Touring trims are versed with an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System grown in team-work with a experts during Garmin – charity some-more discerning operation, softened graphics and extended mapping capabilities.

Civic Safety Performance
The 2016 Civic utilizes an modernized physique structure – including a subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE), a high-strength steel building and tailor-tempered, ultra-high-strength B-pillars and back support rails – to yield a high grade of newcomer insurance while minimizing weight and helping fuel efficiency. The new physique structure works in unison with modernized front-side and side screen airbag technology, including SmartVent® record for a motorist and front newcomer side airbags.

Utilizing these systems in and with a new Honda Sensing apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, a 2016 Civic Sedan targets a top accessible U.S. reserve ratings – an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Civic Manufacturing
The 2016 Civic Sedan outlines a initial time Honda’s North American prolongation operations have served as a tellurian lead plant for a indication like Civic, sole worldwide. Further, all 2016 Civic Sedans for a North American marketplace are made during a company’s Alliston, Ontario, and Greensburg, Indiana, automobile plants6. The dual new engines for a 2016 Civics are made during Honda engine plants in Anna, Ohio, and Alliston, Ontario, with a new turbo engine constructed exclusively during a Anna Engine Plant. The dual invariably non-static involuntary transmissions are being constructed by Honda plants in Russells Point, Ohio, and Celaya, Mexico.

About Civic
Civic is Honda’s best-selling automobile globally, a best-selling compress automobile in America with particular sell automobile buyers for a past 8 years7 and a many renouned automobile with U.S. millennials8. The first-generation Civic debuted in America in 1972 and Civic has played a heading purpose in advancing fuel efficiency, small-car reserve performance, design, record and fun-to-drive opening for 9 generations. American automobile buyers have purchased some-more than 10 million Civics via a 43 years in a U.S. marketplace and Civic has been made in North America given 1986, with accumulative Civic prolongation in North America surpassing 9 million units.

About Honda

Honda offers a finish lineup of Honda cars, trucks and use with a network of some-more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within a United States. Eight Honda automobile plants in North America, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year. In 2014, some-more than 97 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America6.

1Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new sell car registration information for CY2010-2014 in a non-luxury normal compress segment.

2MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $880 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

3Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors,

4Peak power: 158 HP  @ 6000 rpm (SAE net), rise torque: 138 ft-lb @ 4200 rpm (SAE net).

5 Peak power: 174 HP @ 5500 (SAE net); rise torque; 164 ft-lb from 1800 to 5500 rpm (SAE net).

6Manufactured regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

7Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new sell car registration information for CY2010-2014 in a non-luxury normal compress segment.

8Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new U.S. sell car registration and age of conduct of domicile information for 2015CYTD June.

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