2016 Honda Civic Coupe rolls out in the U.S.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe The 2016 Honda CIvic Coupe is slated to go on sale  following its successful model introduction in the United States. The Civic also recently garnered the North American Car of the Year.

The Honda Civic Coupe shares many of the same attributes in a more personal and enthusiast oriented two-door body style. Delivering a new level of style, sporty driving performance, technological sophistication and value, the new 2016 Civic Coupe goes on sale on 15 March. with a starting price of USD 19,050 for the Civic LX Coupe with manual transmission.

The 2016 Civic Coupe is available in three powertrain configurations: a 174-hp 1.5-liter DOHC turbo engine with CVT (EX and above), a 158-hp 2.0-liter i-VTEC paired with CVT (LX and LX-P) and the same 2.0-liter engine with a six-speed manual transmission (on LX trim).

Virtually everything about the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is new: all-new vehicle architecture, sporty and sophisticated new interior and exterior styling, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines, and a host of new premium features and technologies. Further, with the addition of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies on the Civic Touring Coupe and the first application of Honda turbo engine technology to EX and above trims, the 2016 Civic Coupe offers buyers a wider range of options than ever before, each a high-value proposition.

Further elaborating on the exterior, the Civic Coupe takes on taut, tidy and sporty overall proportions that compliment the sleek, swept-back bodylines. The sharp, aggressive impression and its bulging wheel arches as well as the hood feature sharply defined character lines that draw the eye forward and down to the Civic’s aggressive new face, highlighted by a chrome-plated Honda “wing” that runs the full width of the front fascia and is flanked by available new LED headlights in an in-line configuration.

The new Civic’s thin A-pillars lend the cabin an open, airy feeling with excellent forward visibility, while the aggressively sloped roof line connects seamlessly with gracefully arching C-pillars that carry the curvature of the roof rearward to the outside rear corners of the long deck, where they intersect with distinctive C-shaped LED taillights forming a continuous line across the rear. From the rear, the sharply creased and curving upper-body side line swells over the rear wheel arches and curves aggressively inward to join the upper bend of the distinctive LED taillights, while the upswept lower-body side line is bisected by the bulging rear wheel arches before bending inward to meet up with the rear bumper’s upper surface.

On the interior, the 2016 Civic Coupe takes the model’s interior quality to a new level, thanks to quality, soft-to-the-touch materials on the instrument panel, front door sash and door inserts and the larger, more thickly padded center armrest. Fit, finish and materials quality throughout the cabin have been thoroughly modernized and upgraded in keeping with the more premium and sporty compact coupe character.

Honda’s vehicle packaging expertise, along with the Civic’s longer wheelbase and wider body, results in the most spacious interior in the competitive class. The 2016 Civic Coupe delivers top-of-class comfort by giving its occupants a sense of spaciousness and premium comfort beyond the compact class with ample headroom, legroom, shoulder clearance and side head clearance.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe rear2016 Honda Civic Coupe interior

The Civic’s safety performance starts with its class-leading forward visibility and precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) 7 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance.  Furthermore, standard on the Civic Coupe is the Honda Sensing Safety and driver-assistive technology suite, which comprises: Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning with RDM, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation.

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