2016 Honda Civic Type R, Si, Turbo, Release date

It is still unclear whether new Honda Civic will be launched for 2016 or 2017 model year, (although 2016 is more likely) but the fact that it will be fully redesigned is clear. At this year New York Auto Show Japanese automaker presented its 2016 Honda Civic Concept, showing the world what the production vehicle will look like. The model was also caught couple of times on the streets with heavy camouflage on, which didn’t manage to hide extensive changes. Here are the latest news, and revealed specs of the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic:

2016 Honda Civic concept front view

2016 Honda Civic CHANGES

First in line of changes is the platform of the 2016 Honda Civic. New architecture will be light weighted bringing the majority of changes with it. Improvements will be most visible in aerodynamics, handling and fuel economy of the vehicle.

Styling changes are numerous. Both rear and front end are completely redesigned. Rear end features sporty design with more angular headlights and taillights, all features LED lighting. The hood of the latest Civic is longer than the current one, front overhang is shorter as well as rear deck.

Interior is more spacious and more sophisticated than before. Elongated wheelbase offer more interior room, while overall design on the inside provides luxurious and modern lines. Features are also upgraded improving both safety and convenience of the passengers.

2016 Honda Civic concept side view

2016 Honda Civic ENGINE

Under the hood, Honda prepared more surprises. New engine will be added, and it is a 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder. Transmission choices include short-shifting 6-speed manual and enhanced CVT. Besides the new 1.5-liter unit, the Civic will employ the current engines as well. However, the outputs of the engine are still unavailable.

Those engines include 1.8-liter four-cylinder, found under the hood or regular Civic (could be replaced with the new 1.5-liter), 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit packed under the hood of the Civic Si and Type-R will be run by a 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC gasoline engine, packed with 306 bhp and 400 Nm of torque.

2016 Honda Civic concept rear view

2016 Honda Civic competition

Although the Civic already has great reputation there is several other models which are among best-selling ones in this car segment. Primarily Ford Focus, Kia Forte and Mazda 3 are named as its closest rivals, so we expect big battles between these models in the future.

2016 Honda Civic price and release dates

Since the Civic line-up includes couple of variants, the release dates will be different for each of them. The 2016 Honda Civic sedan will be revealed first, during this fall. After the sedan, the Coupe will have its premiere, followed by Civic Si and a five door hatchback. Last but not the least will be revealed the Type-R, sport version. Prices will also vary. Starting price tag is expected to be around $20,000 or slightly higher, for the sedan. Prices of other models from the range will be revealed later on, since we will keep you posted about upcoming news.

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One Response to 2016 Honda Civic Type R, Si, Turbo, Release date

  1. mae says:

    release date info and pricing on 2016 honda civic si turbo

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