2016 Honda Civic rendered with a “simpler” face


So while the 2016 Honda Civic is still pretty much as fresh as a daisy – having only had its full tech specs revealed not too long ago – rendering whiz, Theophilus Chin, has already decided to plaster on a new face for it. His reason? According to the caption that accompanied this particular rendering, Theo stated that he prefers car with “simpler designs” and that he found the new one a tad too fussy.

At first glance, the changes applied may seem pretty minute but the before-and-after video clearly shows that, at least in terms of styling, a little can go a long way. The original car featured a broad, single-piece chrome bar that housed the Honda badge and seemed to span the entire width of the front fascia while the rendered Civic shows a lot less chrome.

In fact, one might even be able to pick out hints of the outgoing ninth-generation Honda Civic in the rendered image. To recap, the latest Civic is hotly rumoured to be a leader in its class as Honda engineers claim the car was benchmarked against “luxury compact class vehicles” too – BMW 3 Series, anyone?

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Under the bonnet, the 2016 Honda Civic is set to feature two new Earth Dreams engines – a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated DOHC motor and a downsized 1.5 litre turbocharged unit. The former puts out a respectable 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 187 Nm at 4,200 rpm while the turbocharged mill pumps out 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm.

A CVT gearbox and a six-speed manual is offered – the latter only with the 2.0 litre, NA engine. In Europe, however, things are a little bit different. The new Euro-spec Civic will come powered by a choice of two turbocharged engines – 1.0 litre three-cylinder VTEC unit and the aforementioned 1.5 litre turbo’ed mill. The 1.0 litre engine produces a total of 127 hp and 200 Nm of torque.

Honda Civic With a Different Front Design

I've always preferred simpler designs for cars. Here I try to "improve" the new Honda Civic's front design that I personally find busy and unnecessary. What do you think of my version of the Civic's front? View this 'before and after' clip so see what I've done.

Posted by Theophilus Chin on Thursday, 5 November 2015

GALLERY: US-spec 2016 Honda Civic

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with Carro.

Certified Pre-Owned - 1 Year Warranty

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Gregory Sze

An “actor” by training, Gregory Sze realised that he has had enough of drama in his life. Following his number one passion (acting was actually number two), he decided to make the jump into the realm of automotive journalism. He appreciates the simple things in life – a simple car with nothing but back-to-basics mechanical engineering and minimal electronics on board.



  • Tsubomi on Nov 06, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Nice one Theophilus!
    U just facelifted the next-gen Civic LOL

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 11
  • Can some car manufacturer please just hire this guy already!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 3
  • pok mang on Nov 06, 2015 at 10:22 am

    how much honda malaysia will price this x genth? hopefully it wouldn’t be lined up same par with 3 series and c class

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  • kapchai on Nov 06, 2015 at 10:33 am

    We love it !!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
  • Bris Cangle on Nov 06, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Theophilus Chin = Proton chief designer = Sales per year 1 million cars

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 4
  • gaviny on Nov 06, 2015 at 11:05 am

    both also acceptable, just a facelift

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1
  • Richard Johnathan Lim on Nov 06, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Good Job Theo! In my honest opinion, the 2016 Civic’s face is not that complicated but your rendering suits the Civic’s face better than the original face.Theo, it would be fantastic if you render the 2016 Civic with smaller taillights.By the way, doesn’t this Civic’s 2.0 engine develops 190 NM of torque instead of 187 NM?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 3
  • jobless on Nov 06, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Competitor Toyoda Artis still looks much better..agreed the Civic design busy wit to many angles

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 2
  • transformer on Nov 06, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I’m not keen with USDM Civic front’s right from the beginning….. Hopefully it won’t comes to MY….

    Theo’s rendered Design looks much better than the original design(too many blings doesn’t always improves looks)…

    Honda can consider to revamp it’s Exterior Design team after seen Theo’s renders….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1
  • PickupForby on Nov 06, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    i wish malaysia will have the 1.0 and 1.5 turbo civic.. cant wait to get it..

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
  • Shawal on Nov 09, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    The original one is better…. sleeker , theo’s number plate placement is too think, and the side intakes are too big,

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

Add a comment