The 2016 Honda Civic is official, after his debut occurred in the United States. It features a new 1.5-liter turbo engine with 178 hp. It will be a global product that will be offered with bodywork sedan, coupe and hatchback.
M hile the eyes of motor enthusiasts were perched on the Frankfurt Auto Show, the other side of the pond Honda had the tenth generation of Honda Civic , in an event held in the United States.
Honda had no choice but to start from scratch with new generation Civic , since its most popular model had fallen in popularity after the arrival of the ninth generation. People did not like and also considered that their quality was not up to what the model offered in the past. With successive restylings the Japanese tried to remedy many of the initial bugs, including its design.
But tenth generation Honda Civic comes renewed one hundred percent and is based on a new architecture and a more elegant exterior design and if you want to sportier , thanks to its appearance almost like fastback. But it also has a renewed drive technology including new and even plants the return of the body hatchback to the US market after years of absence, but this time with five-door format.
The more sporty design and new turbo engines are the key to the new Civic 2016.
is the new 2016 Honda Civic will be a global model, and leaving aside the versions specifically designed for the European market.
The first version of bodywork has been given to know the sedan, which met a few days ago with some spy photographs taken on public streets. Al sedan will be followed by a coupe , but there will be other options for high performance and variants ‘Yes’ and ‘Type R’ will be offered, the latter equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine over 300 horsepower .
Visually stands the front with chrome grille, headlights full LED optional and format body with passages well marked wheel and a roof fall almost coupe , which together gives a very sporty .
One of the main innovations of the new Civic is all about incorporating new turbocharged engines . It is DOHC i 16v 4-cylinder VTEC units. However the initial offer will have only one drive turbo, 1.5-liter engine.
The engines will be offered in versions of 1.5 and 2.0 liter , but only the smaller displacement is associated with a turbocharger. The 2.0-liter that will give life to the most basic versions is naturally aspirated and have 158 horses power, which still stands as the most powerful in history for Civic access variants. Later there will be place for 2.0-liter turbo engine with more than 300 hp, which will play the Civic Type R .
But the big news is in 1.5 liter turbo , which will yield about 173 horsepower and will be equipped with direct injection fuel. The thrusters may be associated, according to trim level chosen a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic CVT. The mechanical assembly is completed with a new multilink rear suspension which is mounted on a subframe and rear disc brakes on all four wheels as standard.
Inside the changes look a little less revolutionary than outside, but still there are several things have changed. It maintains roughly panel format, but ignores the instrument panel double floor, to accommodate a more conventional. Among its optional features include a infotainment system equipped with 7-inch screen, which can run either Apple carplay as android auto .
The 2016 Honda Civic sedan will debut in the US market this year, they lie still no dates for their debut in other international markets.
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