2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has been officially unveiled for the North American market! Touted as the “most ambitious remake of the Civic ever,” the tenth-generation sedan is the first of many body styles to be made available with the lineup said to be comprised of a hatch, coupe and the first Civic Type R for the US.

Looks wise, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan features a “more athletic stance” thanks to lower and wider proportions. Compared to the outgoing Civic, new model is 51 mm wider, 25 mm lower and touts a wheelbase that’s longer by 30.5 mm. Up front, the new Civic Sedan sports a single-piece horizontal bar that spans the entire length of the grille. Said assembly gets flanked by standard inline LED headlights.

In profile, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan adopts a sloping roofline that gives it an almost coupe-like silhouette while the rear features C-shaped LED taillights as standard. “The new Civic really is the embodiment of our global design team’s goal of styling a dramatic form that follows and speaks to the dynamic function of this ambitious redesign,” said project leader, Jarad Hall.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

Under the skin, the all-new Civic Sedan is powered by a choice of two petrol engines, a naturally-aspirated 158 hp 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine sits alongside a 174 hp turbocharged 1.5 litre inline-four mill – the latter is a first for US-market Civic models and also the most powerful ever to be “offered on a non-Si Civic in America.” Full numbers with regards to the engines have yet to be disclosed by the Japanese carmaker.

The 2.0 litre mill will be paired to either a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox while the turbocharged 1.5 litre unit will be exclusively mated to the latter transmission choice. Additional details and specifications “will be announced closer to launch,” according to Honda.

Inside, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan boasts an interior space that is 105 litres larger than the outgoing model along with an additional 51 mm worth of rear legroom – said improvements are touted by Honda to be the best figures in its class. On certain trims, 60:40 split-folding rear seats are available while overall boot capacity has been increased by a further 74 litres.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, auto up-down front windows, electronic parking brake with Brake Hold and a “larger, reconfigurable new centre console” with 7.2 litres of secure storage capacity. Elsewhere, a seven-inch HD touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support is featured.

Last but not least, the new Civic will be made available with the Honda Sensing safety platform. Features included under the Honda Sensing umbrella include Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow function – the latter a first in a Honda.

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