Honda took the wraps off the tenth generation Civic Sedan last month and now we get to take a very detailed look at the compact model from both inside and out to see what has changed compared to the outgoing model. This appears to be a higher-end Touring trim with plenty of kit on-board including heated rear seats which represent a novelty for the Civic. The car also has a fully digital instrument cluster that it’s hard to find in this segment while the electric parking brake and the sunroof complete the package of a very desirable compact sedan.
The list of goodies doesn’t end here as the new Honda Civic Sedan also has leather upholstery and an electric parking brake while the infotainment system boasts a large touchscreen display providing access to a wide area of functions. It’s easy to see that the stretched wheelbase has made the cabin more spacious, especially for rear passenger who will be able to enjoy additional legroom.
This particular vehicle is likely a pre-production unit and comes fitted with the brand new turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter gasoline engine which is expected to develop somewhere in the region of 173 bhp sent to the front wheels exclusively through a CVT (continuously variable transmission) specifically engineered to work with this engine.
As far as the exterior design is concerned, it’s easy to notice the model looks considerably sleeker and more appealing than the old one thanks mostly to the sloped roofline and boomerang-shaped taillights while the optional LED headlights make it appear like a really upscale model. It’s substantially bigger than before and this makes it more imposing while the new platform has enabled a weight loss of almost 31 kg, despite the car’s increased footprint.
The tenth-gen Honda Civic is set to start hitting U.S. dealerships this fall and will eventually be joined by a coupe and a hatchback, with the latter being developed in Europe. There’s also going to be a new Si variant as well as a flagship Civic Type R which for the first time ever will be sold in United States.