The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Its Civic Time

2016 Honda Civic

The new tenth generation Honda Civic is a completely redesigned model that carries forward the name we have loved and admired for several generations.  Over the years the Civic has gone from a sporty sedan, coupe and hatchback to eventually fall to the fate of many other cars and become more of a plain and boring car that was made for commuting and running errands.  With this new rebuild, Honda is hoping to give us a car that will bring back some of the nostalgia we have for the Civic and present us with a car that reminds us what this car has been and should always be.

With that in mind here are some things you should know about the new Civic:

All New – I don’t know how many ways I can say it’s all new.  Aside from scrapping every part and starting over the Civic for this new generation has been completely redone.  this was to give it a sporty character that brought back what the Civic was once known for and give it some of the features that we have found attractive in other Honda models.

New Power – Two new engines will be found in the Honda Civic.  First is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that makes 158 horsepower and the second will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged model that makes 174 horsepower.  The fuel mileage is expected to be upwards of 40 mpg to give you a bit of power and excellent efficiency to enjoy.

Improved Handling With a new front strut suspension and multilink rear suspension the drive will be better.  The body also offers more rigidity and less weight for an overall loss of 68 pounds to make this car easier to handle.  The steering response has been improved and all of these changes certainly point to a sportier car overall.

Larger Interior – No matter where you sit in this car you will have plenty of space and on the higher trims there is available heated seats for the rear passengers to enjoy.  The trunk is even larger at an increase of a full 2.6 cubic feet to give you more from a car that is in the compact sedan class.  The tech has also been increased to be offer a much better suite of great features.

More Selections – We have gotten used to the boring Civic, but also have discussed the variety of choices that are offered for this car.  Other than our traditional offering we will get a high performance Si model and the Type R that has been so popular as a performance model in Europe.

Honda has done an amazing job with the Civic to build it to be a much better new model than what we have seen in many years.  The Civic has been around for a long time and with this new tenth generation version that will come out very soon it is sure to capture our attention, a larger part of the market and be a car we can all admire and enjoy once again.



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