Will be powered by the new 1.5-liter turbocharged i-VTEC Motor!
Honda has taken wraps off the 10th generation Civic in North America, the vehicle is in US-spec trim. The 2016 Civic sedan rides on a brand new platform, features a fastback design and will be offered in various body types - coupe, Si models, 5-door hatchback and US-market’s first-ever Civic Type-R model! The vehicle will go on sale later this year in the States. Speaking of its Indian debut, Honda is still mulling to re-launch Civic sedan in the country, however, earlier this year 9th gen Civic was spied at company's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. If it gets a green signal, we’ll be getting this 10th gen Civic sedan in a couple of years.
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Starting with the engine first, globally, it will be powered by a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder motor along with a direct-injected and turbocharged inline-4 1.5-liter i-VTEC motor. The engines will be mated to either a 6-speed manual box or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) (1.5-liter i-VTEC will be available only with a ‘unique’ CVT).
In terms of design, the 2015 Civic sedan gets its individuality over the previous-gen sedans with the new fastback rear profile. Honda says it is nearly 2 inches wider and 1 inch lower with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase compared to the outgoing model. And apart from the flamboyant fastback rear, it also flaunts sporty front overhang, a longer, more aggressively sculpted hood. Moreover, it features LED headlight with daytime running LEDs along with ‘C’ shaped tail lamps. The interiors offer 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Talking about the chassis, Honda says that they have improved the torsional rigidity by almost 25 percent, courtesy to the intensive use of ultra-high-strength steel. The vehicle is approximately 30 kilos lighter and with the new body-sealing techniques, the company promises a whopping 58-percent reduction in cabin air leaks. Thus, lower NVHs!
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