Honda introduced with a lot of fanfare its tenth generation Civic Sedan more than two weeks ago and now we get to see it in the flesh courtesy of some live images provided by CivicX. The sedan was spotted in a parking lot alongside the ninth generation coupe which appears to be a 2015 model year in the more appealing Si trim.
It’s easy to notice the all-new model is much bigger and also adopts a considerably sleeker design while underneath the skin some big changes have occurred. For example, the 2016 Civic Sedan is almost 31 kg lighter than the old car and this is a very impressive achievement taking into account the tenth-gen model is much bigger and has a longer wheelbase that has been stretched by 3 cm. It also has a significantly lower ride height which makes it look sportier and it should be even more appealing in coupe guise.
Honda will sell the new Civic with a choice of two gasoline engines: a revised variant of the familiar 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine along with a brand new 1.5-liter turbo, with both of them enabling the compact sedan do more than 17 kmpl on the highway which according to the Japanese marque will be good enough to kill the hybrid and compressed natural gas derivatives.
While this sedan was developed in United States, the five-door hatchback is being engineered in UK and will go on sale early 2017. The tenth generation Civic family will also grow to include a new coupe, wagon, as well as a more interesting Si version along with a Type R hatchback which has already been confirmed for a U.S. launch.
The new Civic will be offered with several features that are making a premiere on this car, such as the heated rear seats and full LED headlights, but keep in mind these will be optional goodies so will cost extra.