The all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe made its Canadian debut at the Montreal International Auto Show, and it was a showstopper! The newest addition to the Civic lineup features an abundance of upgrades including a new sporty, sophisticated chassis and a roomier, quieter cabin. The Civic Coupe will arrive at Image Honda later this spring, joining the 2016 Civic Sedan.
Like its sedan counterpart, the Civic Coupe will feature two advanced new engines, including the first-ever 1.5L turbo engine for the Coupe, delivering more power, performance and fuel efficiency. The trim lines, from the well-equipped LX to the all-new Touring, receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes. Technology and safety are a priority, with standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
“The Honda Civic Coupe has always represented uncompromising style and design in the lineup and the 10th generation is no exception,” said, Jean Marc Leclerc, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “With an all new look, new powertrains, and new technology, the Coupe will continue to satisfy enthusiasts who have come to expect the very best from the Civic badge.”
The 2016 Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that Honda is launching over the course of 18 months, including the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, the 5-door hatchback and Civic Si performance variants. And for the first time in Canada, the radical new Civic Type-R will be available (can we all say “Squeeeee!” about that one – it will be AWESOME!).
The 2016 Civic Coupe sports the premium character of the 10th-generation Civic design, including the bold front fascia, fast-back profile and sharp-edged detailing. The new Coupe also benefits from a lower seating position, which amplifies the Coupe’s low and wide dynamic driving character. It also features an exclusive rear taillight design is distinctly C-shaped, with LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.
The 2016 Civic Coupe’s sportier design does not come at the expense of passenger comfort, boasting 222L more interior space and 130 mm more rear legroom than the outgoing Coupe model. The new Civic Coupe interior has premium touches, with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrument panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift lever boot.
New standard equipment includes full-colour TFT centre meter, seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen, auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass windshield, automatic climate control (dual-zone in upper trims), Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold and Walk-Away auto door locks. New available features include Honda LED headlights, Remote engine start and rain-sensing wipers.
The 2016 Civic Coupe provides the latest in audio and connected-car technology, including more powerful audio systems; a standard new Android OS-based, 7-inch Display Audio touch screen interface; a wide selection of streaming audio options such as SiriusXM® and HD Radio™; and full compatibility with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® platforms. The Civic Coupe’s highest trim will also feature a new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin.
Looking for power and fuel efficiency? The 2016 Civic Coupe delivers, with two more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains. Lower trims receive a new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC™ engine, with 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque and can also be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Civic Coupe mid to highest trims are powered by a new 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected TURBO – the first-ever turbocharged engine for Civic Coupe – putting out a peak 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is exclusively mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters for the Canadian market.
Safety has always been Honda’s number one priority and the 2016 Civic Coupe is no exception. It utilizes Honda’s next generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™) working in conjunction with advanced airbags and seatbelts to provide a high degree of safety performance. Utilizing these with the available new Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe with Honda Sensing™ targets the highest available U.S. safety ratings – an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is set to arrive at Image Honda later this spring. Follow Hamilton Auto Blog for more exciting details on Honda’s 2016 lineup.