2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Based on a screenshot posted in CivicX forums, it appears that the tenth-generation Honda Civic with the new 1.5 litre turbocharged engine will get a six-speed manual gearbox. However, for reasons unknown, the coupling has been delayed to 2017.

Debuting just days ago, the Honda Civic sedan will start with a base LX variant in the US. Said variant comes with a 2.0 litre DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a six-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It produces an output of 158 hp and 187 Nm of torque.

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Top-of-the-range Civic model however, will receive a smaller but more powerful 1.5 litre DOHC direct-injection turbo engine, which is currently only available with an automatic CVT transmission. For the top-range variant, it produces a total of 174 hp at 5,500 rpm and 219 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm.

The new Honda Civic is a massive revamp over the outgoing FB-gen Civic. It’s slated to take on “luxury compact class vehicles” instead of the traditional rivals like the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra/Sylphy, Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato, Ford Focus, Volkswagen Jetta and the likes.

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