Honda has unveiled the Civic Concept at the New York Auto Show as a preview of the completely reimagined 10th-Generation Civic set for debut in 2016.
Destined for the North American market, the new Civic lineup will include the Sedan, Coupe and Si models along with the return of the Civic hatchback, followed by the launch of a new Civic Type-R as the performance flagship of the Civic lineup. The new Civic will also be the first model in the US to receive the company’s new range of turbo engines.
The Civic Concept provides a tantalizing glimpse forward to the design direction for the all-new 10th-generation Civic lineup launching in the U.S. this fall, featuring a longer wheelbase and lower, wider stance.
A new 1.5-liter turbo engine with direct injection will be introduced for the new American market Civic range, together with a new short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission and sporty and efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The new Civic marks the first time that global development of both the sedan and coupe models is being led by a North American R&D team, with design led by a team from Honda’s Los Angeles design studio and development centered in the company’s Raymond, Ohio vehicle development centre.