As it seems it is time for the new 2016 Honda Civic. The good news is that this model will be the first five-door Civic hatchback in history. It will also be the first Honda made in America. This redesigned edition will be available in three body configurations – hatchback, sedan and coupe. Here, we are going to review 2016 Honda Civic Turbo.
Exterior and Interior design of 2016 Honda Civic Turbo
Exterior wise, the new Honda Civic is coming with the most radical redesign in its history. It is unveiled in a very unusual lime green color, and like that, it looks very impressive. This new, sporty Civic will come longer and a little wider than the current model. The front overhang will come shorter, along with pulled back A-pillars to give the model a sexier profile. Overall, this model will certainly have a more sporty and aggressive look. Its front fender will be curvier with a very slanted roofline ending in the notch-back trunk. The front and the rear LED lights will remain the same as in the current model.
As for the interior, the cabin will have plenty of space for a more comfortable drive, which is provided thanks to the longer wheelbase than in the current model. Safety wise, the new Honda Civic will come with class-leading levels of safety performance. It will also include the Honda Sensing suite and Honda’s next-generation ACE body structure.
2016 Honda Civic Turbo Engine
Engine wise, the new 2016 Honda Civic Turbo will come with new powertrains under its hood. It should have two engine options. The company will present a new VTEC engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder which will come as a base powertrain, while a 1.5-liter turbo should come as the upgrade. This model will also have two transmission options. One is a six-speed manual and another one is a CVT automatic. According to some speculations the next generation of Type R should be powered with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, capable to produce around 300 hp. In this case scenario, this model could be in range with other hatchbacks in this segment. As it seems, this one will come only with a six-speed manual.
There is a rumor that the Civic Hybrid model will not be a part of the tenth generation line up. This model and the two seat CR-Z are the only ones which are still using the IMA hybrid system. The company’s solution for better fuel economy is through improvements to conventional gasoline powertrains.
Price and release date of Civic Honda Turbo
The 2016 Honda Civic Turbo is mostly a North American project. The engines will be made in Honda’s factory in Anna, Ohio, while its final styling is done in Honda’s studio in LA, California. The 5-door hatchback production will be at the Swindon, UK plant, while the coupe and sedan will be built in the current Civic factory sites in Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Since the production is moved to the U.S., that will most likely have a positive influence on the price for the 2016 Honda Civic Turbo. The company announced that the new generation of Civic will be put on sale with a starting price of $18.640 and it should appear any time soon. Its main competitors will be: the Ford Focus, the Mazda 3 and the Toyota Corolla.