Honda Automobiles: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Press Kit

The origination of this new 10th-generation Civic represents one of a many endless and desirous new-model developments ever undertaken by Honda, requiring an rare joining of RD resources and Honda engineering prowess. While a growth of a Civic Coupe, together with a Civic Sedan, was led by a North American group – a initial for Honda and Civic – a altogether Civic array involves pattern and engineering teams from Honda RD, as good as sales and prolongation operations from around a world, generally in North America and Japan, though also in Europe, South America and Asia.

In seeking to comprehend a “dynamic rejuvenation” of Civic and emanate a new interpretation “in a joining of a own,” as a growth group tangible a mission, Honda engineers set out early during tallness growth to benchmark a world’s best C-segment vehicles—not usually products in Civic’s normal rival set, though oppulance compress category vehicles as well.

Their analysis of a world’s best products concerned endless real-world testing, eventually targeting European oppulance vehicles for a new Civic’s ride, handling, steering and NVH (noise, quivering and harshness), and also a interior peculiarity and refinement.

Achieving these lofty aims while public mandate for an affordable compress car, in terms of cost, fuel potency and manufacturability, stretched a boundary of a tellurian Civic team’s engineering capability and demanded new meditative and new approaches to physique construction, car aerodynamics, powertrain and framework design. The outcome of these efforts is a totally reimagined and reinvented new Civic, a sportiest Civic ever, and a new benchmark in a compress category in terms of spaciousness, fuel efficiency, reserve features, interior peculiarity and energetic performance.

With many pattern facilities introduced on a Civic Sedan, a Civic Coupe takes a sporty styling and energetic capabilities of a sedan even serve for a singular opening coupe knowledge that is both stylish and fun to drive, though also surprisingly atmospheric for a compress extraneous and underline packed. The new Civic Coupe is athletic, charismatic and connected.

What’s New?
Virtually all about a 2016 Civic Coupe is new – an all-new car architecture, sporty and worldly new interior and extraneous styling, a some-more atmospheric and high-quality cabin, dual modernized new engines, and a horde of new reward facilities and technologies.

Further, with a serve of Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies on a Touring trim and a initial focus of Honda turbo engine record to Civic on a EX-T and above trims, a 2016 Civic Coupe offers buyers a wider operation of options than ever before. Civic models powered by a new 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ engine are designated as a Civic LX and LX-P trims. Civic models powered by a new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine are designated as a EX-T, EX-L (with leather-trimmed interior) and new line-topping Civic Touring, that reaches aloft into a tip finish of a compress car marketplace than ever before.

Major new technologies, facilities and capabilities of a 2016 Civic Coupe, depending on trim, are as follows:


  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected engine
  • 2.0-liter DOHC port-injected i-VTEC engine
  • Class-leading expected EPA fuel economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for models with 1.5-liter turbo and CVT, 30/41/34 mpg1 for models with a 2.0-liter engine and CVT and 26/38/31mpg1 for a LX with a 2.0-liter engine and primer transmission.


  • Ultra-rigid physique with 63 percent focus of high-strength steel and 12 percent focus of ultra-high-strength steel (up from 55 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in a prior model) – a many endless use of high-tensile steel ever in a Civic
  • 76 bruise rebate in unibody weight contra a prior Civic Coupe, notwithstanding a incomparable distance and incomparable stiffness
  • ACE™ physique structure with new pile-up cadence pattern (Honda and Civic first) for softened collision opening in a sportier, some-more compress front support design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength-steel building for extended collision opening and softened float peculiarity (Civic first)
  • Most firmly hermetic Honda physique ever, with a 75 percent alleviation in atmosphere trickle opening over a prior indication
  • Premium sound siege materials and pattern facilities that mix with a firmly hermetic physique for cabin serenity that hurdles luxury-class compact-segment products


  • New multi-link eccentric back cessation
  • Hydraulic correspondence bushings for reward levels of float peculiarity and highway quivering siege (Civic first)
  • Larger stabilizer bars with connected bushings for some-more polished physique control (Civic first)
  • Rigid aluminum back check brackets for softened float peculiarity (Civic first)
  • Agile Handling Assist stop torque vectoring for cornering pointing and fortitude (Civic first)
  • Dual-pinion electric appetite steering with non-static rigging ratio for softened steering feel and maneuverability (Civic first)


  • Available LED extraneous lighting
  • Complete underbody covering for fuel potency and cabin serenity
  • Flush mounted, acoustic potion windshield
  • Capless refueling


  • 91.0 (LX) and 88.6 (EX-T and above) cubic-feet of newcomer volume (+7.8 cubic feet vs. prior Civic Coupe) – among a many atmospheric cabins in a compress class
  • New ultra-thin A-pillars for extended brazen visibility
  • Premium, soothing reason cabin materials leading stream category standards
  • Available Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™2 and Apple CarPlay™3
  • Available Premium comfort and preference facilities including Remote Engine start, Smart Entry with Push Button Start, electronic parking brake, dual-zone involuntary meridian control and rain-sensing wipers

Safety and Driver Assistance

  • Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies
  • Next-generation ACE™ physique structure
  • New pile-up cadence front support design
  • Ultra-rigid 590-MPa high-strength steel building for extended collision opening
  • Targeted highest-available collision opening reserve ratings – a 5 star Overall Vehicle Score in a NHTSA’s NCAP, a TOP SAFETY PICK from a IIHS for a LX by EX-L trims and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from a IIHAS for a Touring trim.

Design and Packaging
In conceptualizing a new Civic, Honda designers and engineers sought to broach a sportier and some-more premium-quality Civic that recaptures a sporty proportions and jaunty position of progressing Civics while wholly advancing Civic pattern into a future. The 2016 Civic Coupe is revoke and wider with brief front and back overhangs and incomparable wheels and tires that emanate a some-more sporting wheel-to-body relationship.

Key Exterior Specifications – 9TH to 10th Generation Difference

Key Exterior Specifications – Civic Coupe to Civic Sedan Difference

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Exterior Design
Engineering and pattern assimilated to rise a Civic Coupe body, embracing both elemental prolongation such as sluggishness and a sporty impression like a prohibited three-door hatchback. The taut, neat and sporty altogether proportions of a new Civic Coupe are complemented and accentuated by a opening desirous pattern details, including a sleek, swept-back bodylines, a pointy and assertive face, and a prominent circle arches. The hood facilities neatly tangible impression lines that pull a eye brazen and down to a Civic’s assertive new face, highlighted by a chrome-plated Honda “wing” that runs a full breadth of a front fascia and is flanked by accessible new LED headlights in an in-line configuration.

The new Civic’s ultra-thin A-pillars lend a cabin an open, ethereal feeling with glorious brazen visibility, while a aggressively sloped roof line connects seamlessly with gracefully hook C-pillars that lift a span of a roof rearward to a outward back corners of a prolonged deck, where they join with particular C-shaped “light-pipe” LED taillights combining a continual line opposite a rear.

The neatly creased and curving upper-body side line swells over a back circle arches and curves aggressively central to join a tip hook of a particular LED taillights, while a upswept lower-body side line is bisected by a prominent back circle arches before tortuous central to accommodate adult with a back bumper’s tip surface. The altogether outcome is one of impetus and reward peculiarity with an observable and nonetheless wholly complicated Civic pattern aesthetic.

Interior Package
Honda’s car wrapping expertise, along with a Civic’s longer wheelbase and wider body, formula in a many atmospheric interior in a rival class. With 91.0 cubic feet of accessible newcomer space (LX) and 88.6 cubic feet (LX-P and above trims), a 2016 Civic Coupe delivers top-of-class comfort by giving a occupants a clarity of expanse and reward comfort over a compress category with plenty headroom, legroom, shoulder clearway and side conduct clearance.

A category heading 84.3 degrees of brazen prominence is aided by a new, ultra-thin A-pillar design, 18.2 mm (0.72 inch) narrower than a A-pillar in a effusive 2015 Civic. Even a brazen prominence of rear-seat occupants is taken into account, as a new Civic facilities newly done front seatbacks and a smaller conduct restraint. 

More legroom for a motorist is done probable by a reduced penetration of a instrument row into a driver’s knee space, while rear-seat feet room is softened by a 27 mm (1.1 inches) wider space between a front chair rails. Trunk room has also been significantly increased, by 0.2 cubic-feet to 12.1 cubic-feet (LX), among a largest in a compress class, with a revoke lift over height, incomparable back opening, and wider and taller load area than a effusive model. An all-new reconfigurable core console, with adult to 7.2 liters of storage space, can reason mixed full-size tablets or an oversized H2O bottle with a console lid closed.

Key Interior Dimensions

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Interior Design 
The totally new interior of a 2016 Civic Coupe is designed to have a same exciting, complicated and worldly extraneous styling while providing extended comfort, leading-edge record and class-leading quality. The 2016 Civic Coupe takes Civic interior peculiarity to a new level. High quality, soft-to-the-touch materials are practical liberally—to a instrument panel, front doorway cincture and doorway inserts and a larger, some-more thickly padded core armrest. Fit, finish and materials peculiarity via a cabin have been wholly modernized and upgraded in gripping with a some-more reward and sporty compress coupe impression of this all new Civic.

Interior Comfort, Convenience and Connectivity
The new Civic is designed to be a many comfortable, accessible and connected Civic ever. In serve to a some-more atmospheric interior, a 2016 Civic Coupe incorporates new, accessible reward comfort and preference facilities – all Civic firsts – as follows:

  • Remote engine start
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Walk divided doorway locking
  • Dual-zone involuntary meridian control
  • Heated front seats
  • Rain-sensing wipers

Display Audio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
Raising discerning operation and digital connectivity to a subsequent level, a 2016 Civic Coupe in EX-T and above trims incorporates a new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that serves as a haughtiness core for control of audio, HVAC and other functions. The new Display Audio is integrated with new Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™2 platforms, providing seamless formation of smartphone facilities and functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled hunt capabilities, and entrance to a horde of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps.

Dynamic Performance
Civic is designed to set a new bar for energetic opening in a mainstream compress class, leading stream offerings and even severe luxury-class C-segment vehicles in vicious areas of energetic opening such as steering feel, doing precision, float peculiarity and NVH. With honour to a mainstream, compact-class competitors, Civic is designed to broach aloft energetic opening in probably each way, including acceleration and braking performance, polished and linear appetite delivery, fuel efficiency, steering precision, physique control, aerodynamics and NVH. Every component of a pattern and record has been optimized to this task.

Powering a 2016 Civic Coupe are dual all-new engines, initial introduced in a Civic Sedan, that were both designed to yield rarely refined, manageable and fuel-efficient performance. Civic Coupes in LX and LX-P trim are powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC, 16-valve, port-injected, inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC™ valvetrain producing a rise 158 hp during 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft. of torque during 4,200 rpm, creation it a many absolute bottom engine ever offering in Civic. The new 2.0-liter engine is corresponding to a sporty invariably non-static smoothness (CVT) with Honda G-Design change control, or on a LX trim, a quick-shifting 6-speed primer transmission.

Civic Coupes in EX-T, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by an all-new turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with non-static cam timing (VTC) and electronic wastegate, branch out 174 hp during 6,000 rpm and rise torque of 162 lb-ft. from 1,700 to 5,500 rpm. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is corresponding to a new CVT that combines with a low-inertia turbo, VTC and electronic wastegate to optimize appetite smoothness opposite a engine’s full doing range.

Both engines underline a far-reaching array of friction-reduction pattern and engineering facilities that support both high opening and high fuel efficiency.  These dual ultra-efficient engines, married to a 2016 Civic’s light, firm and rarely aerodynamic body, assistance a Civic hoard expected class-leading EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 30/41/34 mpg (city/highway/combined)1 for a 2.0-liter engine with CVT, 26/38/31mpg1 for a LX with a 2.0-liter engine and primer transmission, and 31/41/35 mpg1 for a 1.5-liter turbo with CVT.

The 2016 Civic Coupe’s new powertrains and worldly framework pattern are underpinned by a wholly new physique construction, where engineers went deeper in a investigate of energetic physique acerbity to comprehend an ultra-rigid tallness pattern that serves as a substructure for a some-more worldly framework design, a class-leading collision performance, and a absolute and fuel-efficient powertrains.

Global tortuous and torsional acerbity are augmenting with privately localized physique acerbity tuning in pivotal areas, generally during cessation and subframe ascent points that are dramatically improved.

Key Elements of Civic Body Design:

  • 63% focus of high-strength steel, a tip in Civic history
  • 12% focus of ultra-high-strength steel (780 MPa or higher), a tip in Civic history
  • New 590-MPa high-strength steel building for energetic and collision reserve opening
  • 20mm “short pitch” doorway join welds for extended collision performance
  • Next-generation ACE physique structure with new pile-up cadence front support rails (Honda first) for extended collision opening in a some-more compress front frame

Key Body Specifications 

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Class-Leading Aerodynamics
The new Civic’s sleeker physique pattern combines with aerodynamic features, including scarcely full underbody covering, front and back circle strakes, optimized back empty silencers and a rarely aero-efficient engine compartment, to emanate a many aerodynamically fit physique in a compress class. The 2016 Civic Coupe’s Cd*A – a multiple of fellow of drag (Cd) and frontal area (A) – is softened by 12.5 percent over a effusive Civic to best-in-class levels, formed on Honda inner exam data. The Civic aero pattern was optimized regulating a multiple of modernized CFD (computation liquid dynamics), and breeze hovel contrast of rarely minute 25- and 40-percent scale models and a full-scale model.

Building on a substructure of a ultra-rigid and lightweight physique structure, a 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes a many worldly framework pattern in a story of Civic. Its entirely eccentric cessation includes an all-new multi-link back pattern corresponding to a rigidly-mounted back subframe for a high grade of parallel stability.

Front and back hydraulic correspondence bushings, a underline typically indifferent for incomparable or some-more responsibility vehicles, are also employed on Civic, improving float correspondence and cutting highway vibrations though compromising sporty doing feel. The new Civic Coupe also relates connected front and back stabilizer bushings for smoother and some-more on-going anti-roll behavior. And Civic’s new dual-pinion electric appetite steering with non-static rigging ratio provides for some-more accurate steering control and feel—with usually 2.2 turns lock-to-lock (vs. 2.87 turns on a prior model) for severely softened low-speed maneuverability.

The new Civic Coupe’s wider track, by 1.9 inches during a front and 2.5 inches during a rear, and 0.39 in. wider tire tread, compared to prior Civic Coupe, support prosaic doing and parallel grip, while a 3.1 in. longer wheelbase softened float peculiarity on undulating or severe highway surfaces. The Civic also relates Agile Handling Assist for a initial time, regulating a VSA4 complement to request a stop of a front inside circle during a entrance to a corner, improving cornering attitude, fortitude and precision.

Key Elements of Civic Chassis Design:

  • Dual sail electric appetite steering
  • Variable rigging ratio steering
  • Multi-link eccentric back suspension
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Wider line (+1.9 in. front, +2.5 in. rear)
  • Wider tire step (+0.39 inch)

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
Engineers for a new Civic adopted reward noise-isolating materials and pattern facilities to grasp a new spin of cabin serenity in a compress class. This includes a adoption of new methods to magnitude and revoke atmosphere leaks in a Civic physique that, formed on Honda’s inner exam data, is a many firmly hermetic physique in a rival class. Full physique atmosphere leaks have been reduced 75 percent compared to a prior Civic Coupe.

Premium sound rebate facilities include:

  • Acoustic potion front windshield
  • Triple doorway sealing
  • New hood seals
  • Sound-absorbing feverishness baffles and physique undercovers
  • A and B post separators
  • New back circle residence liners
  • Formed fiber carpeting

Safety and Driver Assistance
The 2016 Civic Coupe is designed to yield a high spin of collision reserve opening in a far-reaching accumulation of collision scenarios, including equivalent and oblique-angle frontal collisions as good as side and back impacts. The Civic’s reserve opening starts with a class-leading brazen prominence and precise, fast and predicted steering, doing and braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)4 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist serve raise energetic fortitude and puncture maneuvering and braking performance.

Honda Sensing™
Standard on a Civic Touring Coupe, Honda Sensing reserve and driver-assistive record can serve revoke a intensity for a collision and lessen a consequences, alerting a motorist and holding puncture movement when a collision is energetic to be imminent. Honda Sensing™ uses both millimeter call radar and a monocular camera to clarity and respond to rescued highway hazards. The Civic Honda Sensing record apartment includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow. Honda Sensing facilities embody a following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)5
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6 integrated with RDM
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)7 integrated with CMBS
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow8
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)10

All Civics come versed with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera11 and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

Advanced Safety Body
The 2016 Civic utilizes a modernized physique structure – including a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE), new pile-up cadence record and a 590MPa high-strength steel building – to yield a high grade of newcomer insurance while minimizing weight and helping fuel efficiency.

Engineers were challenged not usually to emanate a physique that upheld their goals for energetic performance, though also for top-in-class collision performance. The adoption of a some-more compress front finish and shorter front overhang valid to be an well-developed plea to achieving their goals, effectively cutting a front frame’s pile-up cadence (the area accessible to catch and route frontal collision energy). To overcome this plea and say a sporty proportions of a new Civic, engineers grown a new pile-up cadence pattern for frontal collisions. A new subframe related connection creates a automatic hinge outcome that leads a engine downward in a frontal impact, effectively augmenting a front “crash stroke” by 80 mm (3.0 inches).

Advanced Airbag Technology
The Civic utilizes modernized front, side and side screen airbag technology, including a driver’s front airbag with new spin stitching for an softened deployment profile; SmartVent® record for a motorist and front newcomer side airbags; and a new front newcomer airbag with reserve opening record that can lessen a probability of damage from airbag deployment when a newcomer is “out of position.”  These systems work in and with a modernized physique structure and optimally tuned interior components to assistance lessen injuries in a collision.

Utilizing these pattern facilities and reserve technologies, a 2016 Civic Coupe targets a tip accessible pile-up insurance ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in a NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with tip ratings in all exam modes; and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for LX by EX-L trims with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for a Touring trim, with a measure of GOOD in all exam modes

The 2016 Civic Coupe for a U.S. marketplace will be constructed during Honda’s plant in Ontario, Canada, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Its dual new engines are constructed in Anna, Ohio, during a largest car engine plant in Honda’s tellurian prolongation network, and a rarely accurate CVT transmissions are fabricated in Russells Point, Ohio, where dual on-site breeze turbines yield for upwards of 10 percent of a plant’s appetite needs.

The new Civic also advantages from countless advancements in prolongation record and routine that raise efficiency, peculiarity and performance, as good as associate ergonomics.

Inner Frame Weld System
The 2016 Civic physique is welded regulating Honda’s new inner-frame coupling process, initial employed in construction of a 2015 Fit. This new routine constructed a some-more rigid, lightweight and aloft peculiarity body.

Modular Front Sub-Assembly
A new modular front sub-assembly, a initial for Honda, improves ergonomics for assembly-line associates, giving them unobstructed entrance to vicious interior and front finish components before a front sub-assembly is assimilated to a body. This routine also helps to safeguard a aloft spin of peculiarity in a public process.

Key New Features and Technologies by Trim


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1 Preliminary mileage ratings energetic by Honda. Final 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings not accessible during a time of printing. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

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4 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a car always stays with a driver.

5 CMBS can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. System designed to lessen pile-up forces. Driver stays obliged for safely doing car and avoiding collisions.

6 LDW usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely doing car and avoiding collisions.

7 FCW can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. FCW does not embody a braking function. Driver stays obliged for safely doing car and avoiding collisions.

8 ACC can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in complicated traffic, bad continue or on circuitous roads. The motorist stays obliged to delayed or stop a car to equivocate a collision.

9 LKAS usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use and can request amiable steering torque to support motorist in progressing correct line position. LKAS might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely doing car and avoiding collisions.

10 Road Departure Mitigation usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use and can request amiable steering torque to support motorist in progressing correct line position and/or stop vigour to delayed a vehicle’s depart from a rescued lane. Road Departure Mitigation might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely doing car and avoiding collisions.

11 Always visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy up; a rearview camera arrangement does not yield finish information about all conditions and objects during a back of your vehicle.