• Dynamic sporty styling defines the newest addition to Honda’s most ambitious Civic lineup
• Lower roofline, more compact form and signature taillight differentiate the more personal and sporty Coupe design
• Two powerful and fuel-efficient powerplants, including first ever Honda turbo engine for Civic Coupe
• State-of-the-art connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and new Honda embedded navigation system by Garmin
MONTREAL, QC (January 14, 2016) – The completely reimagined, redesigned and reengineered 2016 Honda Civic Coupe made its Canadian debut today at the Montreal International Auto Show. The newest addition of the expansive Civic lineup showcased a multitude of upgrades including a new sporty and sophisticated chassis and a more spacious and quieter cabin. The Civic Coupe will arrive at Honda dealerships this spring.
The new 2016 Civic Coupe, like its sedan counterpart, will feature two advanced new engines, including the first-ever 1.5L turbo engine for the Coupe, delivering more power, performance and fuel efficiency. All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the all-new Touring trim, also receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes, along with a bevy of new standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
“The Honda Civic Coupe has always represented uncompromising style and design in the lineup and the 10th generation is no exception” said, Jean Marc Leclerc, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “With an all new look, new powertrains, and new technology, the Coupe will continue to satisfy enthusiasts who have come to expect the very best from the Civic badge.”
The 2016 Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that Honda is launching over the course of 18 months, including the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, the 5-door hatchback, Civic Si performance variants and for the first time in Canada, the radical new Civic Type-R.
Civic Coupe Styling
The 2016 Civic Coupe carries forward the sporty and premium character of the 10th-generation Civic design, including the bold front fascia, fast-back profile and sharp-edged detailing, as well as its more athletic wheels out proportions – its longer wheelbase (+80mm), wider body (+48. mm), shortened front overhang (-36mm) and wider stance. The new Coupe also benefits from the lower seating position, or hip point, of the new Civic platform, which amplifies the Coupe's low, wide and planted dynamic driving character.
From the A-pillars rearward, the Coupe features unique exterior styling with a lower and more steeply raked roofline, approximately 25 mm lower than the Sedan, and more compact proportions, with the rear overhang and overall length shortened by 140 mm. The new Coupe also features an exclusive rear taillight design that carries the arch of the distinctive C-shaped LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.
Sporty and Spacious Coupe Interior
The 2016 Civic Coupe's sportier design does not come at the expense of passenger comfort, as interior space grows by 222L and rear seat legroom is increased by almost 130 mm, compared to the outgoing Coupe model. The new Civic Coupe interior strikes a more premium tone with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrument panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-colour TFT centre meter , door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift lever boot.
Civic Coupe Feature Upgrades
All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new line-topping Touring, feature upgraded interiors and an expanded list of standard and available technologies and features. New standard equipment includes full-colour TFT centre meter, seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen, auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass windshield, automatic climate control (dual-zone in upper trims), Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold and Walk-Away auto door locks. New available features include Honda LED headlights, Remote engine start and rain-sensing wipers.
Civic Coupe Audio and Connectivity
The new Civic Coupe delivers the latest in audio and connected-car technology, including more powerful audio systems; a standard new Android OS-based, 7-inch Display Audio touch screen interface; a bevy of streaming audio options such as SiriusXM® and HD Radio™; and full compatibility with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® platforms. The Civic Coupe’s highest trim will also feature a new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin.
Advanced New Powertrains
The 2016 Civic Coupe will launch with two more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains. Lower trims receive a new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC™ engine turning out 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque1 (+15 HP and +9 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L). This engine can also be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Civic Coupe mid to highest trims are powered by a new 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected TURBO – the first-ever turbocharged engine for Civic Coupe – putting out a peak 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque (+31 HP and +33 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L). This engine is exclusively mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters for the Canadian market.
Advanced Safety Performance
The 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes Honda's next generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™) working in conjunction with advanced airbags and seatbelts to provide a high degree of safety performance. Utilizing these systems in conjunction with the available new Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe with Honda Sensing™ targets the highest available U.S. safety ratings – an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.