Prices for the all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan have been revealed in the US, where it goes on sale mid-November onwards. The 2016 Civic sedan is available in as many as 15 variants, with the basic LX variant powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine, exclusively clubbed to a 6-speed manual transmission, retailing for $18,640 (INR 12.07 lakhs). Prices top out at $26,500 (INR 17.16 lakhs) for the range topping Touring variant, which is powered by the new, 1.5-litre, turbo-petrol engine and paired to a CVT gearbox.
The variants sporting the all-new 1.5-litre, turbo-petrol engine return an EPA certified fuel efficiency figures of 31/42/35 mpg (city/highway/combined), which translates to 13.19/17.87/14.89 km/l, while variants armed with the 2.0-litre NA petrol engine clubbed to the CVT gearbox are rated at an EPA certified 31/41/35 mpg, or 13.19/17.45/14.89 km/l. The base LX variant with the same 2.0-litre NA petrol engine, which is exclusively paired to a 6-speed manual transmission claims 27/40/31 mpg, or 11.49/17.02/13.19 km/l.
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The 2016 Honda Civic, now in its tenth generation, is built around an all-new platform and gets all-new power-trains. Styling is completely new as well, and major design highlights comprise of a new face involving optional, full-LED headlamps, a coupé like silhouette, sensually contoured bodywork and C-shaped LED tail lamps. Specifics of the all-new interior include a completely redesigned dashboard with a fully digital instrument cluster is divided into three segments, a 450-watt 10-speaker system in the Touring variants, and a 7-inch touch-screen display equipped infotainment system which can be specified to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2016 Civic Sedan is nearly 2 inches wider than its predecessor, along with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase. The latter allows for an additional 3.7 cubic feet of interior space with 2 inches of extra rear-seat legroom, while packing an extra 73 liters of boot space. The new chassis alone accounts for 31 Kg of weight savings over the last generation, and the ultra-high-strength steel infused body is 25 percent more rigid. Aerodynamics are said to have improved by 12 percent over the ninth generation.
The EX-T, EX-L and new Touring variants will receive an all-new a 1.5-litre, direct-injected and turbocharged, 16-valve, in-line-4 cylinder petrol engine which makes 174 horsepower (31 more than current model) and is paired with a CVT. Lower LX and EX variants will come with a new 2.0-litre, i-VTEC, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine which makes 158 horsepower (15 HP more than current model) and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission on the LX and a CVT on the EX.
The new chassis employs a revamped strut front suspension and a new multi-link rear suspension mounted to an ultra-rigid rear subframe, while other equipment includes a variable gear ratio steering, strengthened front and rear stabilizer bars, standard 4-wheel disc brakes and Honda’s Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring technology. An India launch is yet to be confirmed, although if at all it happens, it won’t be until next year.