2016 Honda Civic Concept Video Press ReleaseApr 2nd, 2015
2016 Honda Civic Announced
at the New York Auto Show
There is exciting news about the European 5 door Civic Type R at the end.
Excerpt from Honda Canada’s April 1st press release:
- 10th Generation, 2016 model year Civic focuses on sporty, fun-to-drive dynamics
- Civic lineup to include Sedan, Coupe, and a new and exciting entry: the European 5 door Hatchback body types as well as Si and Type R versions
- First Honda model to apply new VTEC Turbo engines in North America.
- Honda of Canada Mfg. serves a global lead for the sedan and coupe Civic production
The Civic Concept provides a tantalizing glimpse forward to the thrilling design direction for the all-new 10th generation Civic lineup in Canada this fall. Featuring a longer wheelbase and lower, wider stance, the new Civic emphasizes its aggressive personality and engaging experience behind the wheel. Proportionally it boasts a longer hood, shorter front overhang, a more set-back greenhouse and a shorter rear deck, lending the Civic Coupe a more athletic and “in motion” appearance.
The 10th generation Civic is based on a compact platform that targets benchmark levels of fuel efficiency, dynamic performance, safety and production efficiency. Leveraging this new platform in conjunction with new Earth Dreams Technology powertrains – including a new 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine with direct injection, a short shifting 6-speed manual transmission and a new, more sporty and efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT) – the Civic will target class leading fuel economy ratings and fun-to-drive performance with near luxury levels of cabin quietness and ride refinement.
The new Civic will also target class leading levels of safety performance and will offer the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Honda’s popular LaneWatch blind spot camera, along with Honda’s next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.
The Civic Sedan, Coupe, and Si models will be produced here in Ontario at Honda’s Alliston Plant. It also marks a milestone and for the first time Honda Canada Manufacturing serves as the global lead plant for the Civic sedan and coupe production. The VTEC Turbo engine will also be produced in Alliston as well as Anna Ohio. Production of the five door hatchback will take place at Honda’s Swindon UK plant.