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Fans of the Honda Civic, take note – the tenth-generation 2016 model of Honda’s segment-defining family car will be unveiled on September 16 at simultaneous events in Los Angeles and Detroit. However, while the exterior and interior of the sedan variant will be completely revealed, most details regarding what’s under the all-new skin will still be kept under wraps, according to Automotive News.

Other bodystyles such as the hatchback, coupé and Tourer wagon versions, as well as performance variants like the Si and Type R won’t be revealed for months. Honda also won’t divulge power, torque or fuel consumption figures of the new engine lineup, headlined by the new 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo mill – those will only be announced sometime in October before the new Civic goes on sale later in the autumn.

Patent images and spyshots have indicated that the 2016 model will stay fairly true to the wild Civic Concept introduced in New York earlier this year, with a single-graphic front end incorporating optional LED headlights, outlandish C-shaped tail lights that encroach into the bootlid and a low-slung fastback-like profile compared to the rather staidly-styled current car.

Inside, the new Civic looks to ditch the futuristic dual-tier instrument cluster of previous generations – going for a more conventional City-like dashboard – while safety-wise, Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot camera and the Honda Sensing suite of active safety systems look to be incorporated. Under the bonnet, a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated engine will also be offered, alongside the aforementioned VTEC Turbo.

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