LOS ANGELES – The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe was unveiled in production form for the first time here prior to the opening of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sales begin in March of next year. No pricing was announced.
Although it’s 5.5 inches shorter in the overall length compared to the Honda Civic sedan that just went on sale, the Civic coupe rides on a wheelbase that is nearly 3 inches longer than its predecessor. The Civic coupe is also nearly 2 inches wider than before.
Honda says that cabin space is up by over 8 cubic feet and rear-seat legroom has increased by 5.5 inches.
Like the Civic four-door, the Civic coupe will offer either a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower on base models, or a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 174 hp on higher-end trim levels. The base coupe with the 2.0-liter engine will offer a six-speed manual while all other trims will come standard with a CVT.
No official EPA estimates have been made yet, but Honda expects both the base engine and the turbocharged engine to deliver 35 mpg in combined driving.
Standard features on all Civic coupes will include LED running lights, LED taillights, automatic climate control and an electronic parking brake. Notable options will be LED headlights, heated seats, remote start, a Garmin-based navigation system and a 7-inch audio interface screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Audio. Edmunds says: Much like the Civic sedan, the new Civic coupe has all the ingredients of a class-leading vehicle that could make it a tough act to follow in 2016.