2016 Honda Civic Coupe
Honda is back to give us a lot more info about its 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, which was revealed prior to final year’s LA Auto Show. Set to go on sale in the US in March 2016, the Civic Coupe follows in the footsteps of its four-door sibling, with a slew of new tech, characteristics and looks to make it “the ideal Civic ever.”
When it ultimately goes on sale in the US, buyers will have a choice of 5 variants – LX, LX-P, EX-T, EX-L and Touring, with costs anticipated to start off about the USD$ 20,000 (RM83,741) mark for the base LX.
Like the sedan, the Civic Coupe receives two petrol engines, mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT auto. The very first is a two. litre DOHC i-VTEC inline four-cylinder that dishes out 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 187 Nm of torque at four,200 rpm, which is deployed on the Civic Coupe in LX (manual, CVT optional) and LX-P (CVT) trims.
The other choice is a 1.5 litre turbocharged DOHC direct injection inline four-cylinder with 174 hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 220 Nm from 1,700 to five,500 rpm. The turbo mill tends to make its way into the remaining EX-T, EX-L and Touring variants, all paired to a CVT.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe
The Civic Coupe also gets an all-new chassis to provide better ride and handling. Characteristics contain a front MacPherson/rear multi-hyperlink independent suspension setup, front-rear hydraulic compliance bushings (LX only gets them at the front), new dual-pinion electric power steering with variable gear ratios and bonded front-rear stabiliser bushings.
In numbers, the Civic Coupe has a wider track compared to its predecessor – 48 mm at the front and 63 mm at the back. The new car also comes fitted with Agile Handling Help for the very first time, which makes it possible for for brake torque vectoring, enhancing cornering functionality.
A initial for the Honda Civic Coupe is its new electric parking brake with automatic brake hold, which functions in a related manner to that on the Honda HR-V here. Other common systems here incorporate 4-wheel ABS with EBD and Automobile Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.
Resting on the chassis is an ultra-rigid physique that employs 63% of higher-strength steel, the highest in Civic history. The exact same is stated on the application of ultra-higher-strength steel, which is now at 12%.
On the outside, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe measures 4,493 mm in length, 25 mm shorter than its predecessor. It is also 46 mm wider, at 1,798 mm and shorter (1,394 mm) by 3 mm. Nevertheless, the vehicle does have a longer wheelbase of two,700 mm (up by 79 mm), which need to bode effectively for interior space.
The dimensions are accompanied by a new look as properly, previewed by the Honda Civic Notion from 2015. Though it largely resembles the sedan’s familiar front face, the car does acquire a much more aggressive stance right here. From the A-pillars rearward, the Civic Coupe’s special exterior styling contains a reduce and a lot more steeply raked roofline, measuring 25 mm lower than the sedan. It also gets distinctive C-shaped tail lights as effectively, running the length of the rear deck lid.
Adding to the visual impact are LED headlights, which are reserved for the Touring (other people get halogen projectors), with LED DRLs. As for wheels, the LX and LX-P variants ride on 16-inch alloys wrapped with 215/55R16 size tyres, although 17-inch alternatives are fitted on the remaining three variants, with 215/50R17 size tyres.
Inside, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe advantages from the longer wheelbase and wider body by possessing a far more spacious interior, with much better headroom (927 mm front/ 876 mm rear), leg space (1,074 mm front/912 mm rear) and shoulder space (1,445 mm front/1,336 mm rear). Passenger space is now rated up to 2,577 litres, although cargo room is now at 337 litres (up by five.7 litres). Additional practicality comes in the form of 60:40 split-folding rear seats.
2016 Honda Civic Coupe
Creature comforts situated inside the cabin consist of a moonroof, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment method with HondaLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration (LX and LX-P gets a standard 5-inch touchscreen multimedia unit), heated front seats, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
On all Civic Coupe variants except the LX and LX-P, drivers will benefit from the Driver Info Interface (DII) that is positioned in the instrument cluster beneath the digital speedometer. The DII is controlled via steering wheel-mounted controls and displays amongst other things, the trip computer, upkeep reminder, navigation and audio playback.
On the safety side of things, only the Honda Civic Coupe Touring receives the Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies. Therefore, Collision Mitigation Braking Method (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Adaptive Cruise Manage (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist Method (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) are available.
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