Honda has confirmed that the company will be rolling out their redesigned 2016 Civic to the dealers before the end of this year.
The sedan has been designed to give a tough competition to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A3.
The manufacturer did confirm that they are bringing the car to the consumers this fall and pre-orders may begin at least a month or so earlier. However, they didn’t confirm the official pricing of the vehicle which is expected to be only out by October. The Civic is one of the most popular models from Honda that has a strong patronage and is their best-selling sedan next to their Accord. With a compact size, affordable pricing and good fuel economy, it has always been a sedan that goes against models like the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and the Dodge Dart.
With a major overhaul, the 2016 Honda Civic is however designed to be much more sophisticated, boasts plenty of technological features and has the potential to compete against Europe’s top auto manufacturers.
In their official statement, Honda’s U.S. Vice President John Mendel said, “We are highly confident about the upcoming 10th generation Civic which is one of the most ambitious redesign we have ever done. With this launch, we aim to target a completely different strata of people and introduce our most popular model to people who may be interested in switching over to it, after going through what we have to offer”.
There are multiple variants to choose from in the Civic line-up. It’s not just a sedan but there is a coupe, the high performance, high speed Si models as well as the five door hatchback designed to accommodate an entire family. Above all, Honda is launching the first ever Civic Type-R to the U.S. market. If it succeeds, there might be more such launches in the near future.
The company has already revealed the Civic sedan this week and the other models in the line-up are expected to be showcased in the coming months. Two different engine variants will be used in the vehicles, including a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission and a 1.5 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine.
The redesigned 2016 Honda Civic features a longer wheelbase with a wider body and has a fast back inspired tail. The manufacturer added that the body of the cars are at least 12 percent more aerodynamic and rigid than its previous models.