The 2016 Honda Civic is already in Asean and will be making its way to Malaysia in the very near future. The tenth-gen sedan is a radical redesign and looks really striking, not just in the segment, but in the general automotive landscape. If you like it, you’re likely to love this Civic Coupe, which of course we’re not getting.

Revealed in November last year, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is set to go sale in the US this month, and in conjunction with that, Honda has come up with a walkaround video of the two-door variant of the 2016 North American Car of the Year.

It’s a good overview of the new Civic Coupe’s features and improvements over the old two-door, although you might have to bear with an overenthusiastic scriptwriter – lines like “coupe buyers will experience driving nirvana” and the Civic Coupe “lets you express your own personal vision of automotive perfection” are cringe worthy. Ok, we geddit, it’s the best Civic ever!

Like the US-market Civic sedan, the Civic Coupe gets two petrol engine choices – a 2.0 litre NA engine with 158 hp and 187 Nm or a 1.5 litre turbo with 174 hp and 220 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm. The NA motor can be had with a six-speed manual or CVT gearbox, but the turbo mill is CVT-only. Five trim levels are available (2.0 LX and LX-P; turbo EX-T, EX-L and Touring) with eight colour choices.

The video highlights the Civic Coupe’s five-inch shorter rear overhang compared to the sedan, five-inch extra rear legroom compared to the previous Coupe, and 10% roomier cabin. Also shown are the personalisation options for the car – a bodykit, flashier 17-inch rims and rear spoiler are on the list, along with blue LED footwell lighting and light strips along the centre console.

The base LX kicks off the Civic Coupe range at US$19,885 (RM82,321), while the top end Touring sells for US$26,960 (RM111,611), which is slightly cheaper than the Touring sedan at US$27,335 (RM113,164). Prefer hatchbacks? A five-door hatch version of this Civic is on the way.


GALLERY: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe