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Old 04-01-15, 01:00 PM
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Honda Debuts Sportiest Civic Design in Brand History with 10th-Generation Civic Concept at New York International Auto Show
-10th-generation, 2016 model year Civic focuses on sporty, fun-to-drive dynamics
-Civic lineup to include Sedan, Coupe, and 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
-Civic, America's most popular small car is designed, developed and produced in North America

Today Honda unveiled its ultra-sporty Civic Concept at the New York International Auto Show as the brand prepares to launch its completely reimagined 10th-Generation Civic models beginning this fall. With a sharper focus on spirited performance and class-leading versatility, the new Civic lineup will include Civic 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 also will be the first U.S. model to apply new VTEC® Turbo engines from the company's Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrain series.

"The new Civic will be, flat out, the most dynamic, the most technologically advanced and the most refined and stylish Civic we've ever made," said John Mendel, executive vice president, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "In every way, this will be an epic Civic."

The Civic Concept provides a tantalizing glimpse forward to the thrilling 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, the new Civic emphasizes its aggressive personality and the engaging experience it will provide behind the wheel. Proportionally it boasts a longer hood, a shorter front overhang, a more set-back greenhouse and a shorter rear deck, lending the Civic a more athletic and "in motion" appearance.

The low and wide proportions are underscored by its more aggressive wheel-to-body relationship and pronounced fender arches. Its sporty and expressive face is highlighted by bright new LED headlights flanking the "Flying H" Honda grille which is supported by deeply sculpted lower air intakes.

"Charismatic, connected and athletic, our goal was to create a design that is emotional and sporty yet with a sense of timelessness and simplicity," said Guy Melville-Brown, Chief Exterior designer of the Civic concept, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "In this we set out to create a vehicle that goes beyond the superficial and embraces the very philosophy of what a true Civic should be; it's a real game changer."

The 10th-generation Civic is based on a compact platform that targets benchmark levels of efficiency, dynamic performance, safety and manufacturing productivity. Leveraging this new platform in conjunction with new Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains – including a new 1.5-liter 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 LaneWatch™, along with Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

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 center. The North American version of the Civic Sedan will be produced in Greensburg, Indiana, and in Alliston, Ontario. The Civic Coupe and Si models will also be manufactured in Alliston. The VTEC Turbo engine will be produced in Anna, Ohio with engines also produced in Alliston. The CVT will be produced in Russells Point, Ohio. Together, these four Honda plants have invested in new equipment, processes and training to prepare for new Civic production, which will use domestic and globally sourced parts. Production of the five-door hatchback will take place at the company's Swindon, UK plant.

Honda is in the midst of a series of major product launches that began with the freshened CR-V – 2015 Motor Trend Sport Utility of the Year – and continues with the spring launch of the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover and the summer launch of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot SUV. This will be followed by the new Civic release beginning this fall.

About Civic
The current generation Civic has been the best-selling small car in America with individual retail car buyers every year since its launch as a 2012 model in calendar year 2011, with sales in excess of 300,000 units in each of the past three years. The first-generation Civic debuted in America in 1972, and Civic has played a leading role in advancing fuel efficiency, small-car safety performance, design, technology and fun-to-drive performance over nine generations of development. American car buyers have purchased more than 10 million Civics over the course of 43 years and Civic has been manufactured in North America since 1986, with cumulative production in North America approaching 9 million units.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Crosstour, Civic, Fit, and CR-Z along with the Pilot, and CR-V sport-utility vehicles and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda debuted the 2016 Honda Civic Concept at the New York International Auto Show.
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Decent looking concept. Let's wait and see what happens though
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LOVE that color. No funeral-home stuff here.

But, color aside, the Civic needs to get some of its old moxie back. For decades, it was considered the benchmark of small-car engineering in the U.S. Then, with each redesign, it started to give up more and more nice features to the issues of cost-cutting and attempts to make it more mainstream (despite continually high sales). Nice real-world features like a double-wishbone suspension and a clear, no-nonsense dash were replaced (or continued) by mediocre brakes, road noise from lack of insulation, and gimmicks like the two-tier dash/gauge panel and, in 2012, an El Cheapo all-hard-plastic interior that was so unimpressive that Honda had to implement a quick, one-year crash-course to redo it inside for 2013...virtually unheard of in the modern car industry.

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Upper half of the front bumper has some Accord and CR-V design cues, though overall this is more aggressive. Great rear too.
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Looks like Civic Type R is confirmed for US.


I've always had a soft spot for the old civics when I was young.
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Looks good to me
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Not bad for a Civic. Though I bet when it goes to production with 15 inch rims, it won't look nearly as good.
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It looks a little too busy. I think the 4th generation was the best looking of all generations, sharp clean lines.

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What a mess, looks like a scaled down Accord coupe styled by the FF crowd.
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Love that color. It will be interesting to see what we actually end up with.
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They got rid of the #1 problem: the minivan front hood and a-pillars. I said this ages ago, get rid of the nerdy minivan front and you'll have a sleek and appealing coupe. Hooray! There are a lot of Accord Coupe lines present here, which is a good, grown-up, more sophisticated thing.
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front is still way too high tho, and back is like CRZ.

I prefer Euro Civic. That looks sleek.
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Originally Posted by F1Driver View Post
It looks a little too busy. I think the 4th generation was the best looking of all generations, sharp clean lines.

Bringing back the old days.
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