The completely reimagined 10th-generation Civic Concept was unveiled last year at the New York International Auto Show. The new Civic, available now, focuses on driving dynamics and sportier styling.
For the first time in years, the new Civic lineup will include a hatchback body style, in addition to the sedan, coupe and Si models. Also being introduced is the new Civic Type-R as the performance flagship of the Civic lineup. The new Civic will also be the first U.S. model to use new VTEC Turbo engines.
The new design features a longer wheelbase than the previous Civic, with a lower and wider stance. This helps the Civic have a more aggressive appearance, while making it more engaging behind the wheel. The longer hood, short overhangs and smaller rear deck give the Civic Concept a more “in motion” appearance.
Honda’s goal for the 10th-generation Civic was to go back to the roots of car, focusing on efficiency, dynamic performance, safety and simplicity. New Earth Dreams Technology powertrains are being used, including the use of technologies like direct injection. Transmission options will be a short-shifting six-speed manual transmission or a sporty new CVT that will deliver class-leading fuel economy.
A suite of advanced Honda Sensing safety equipment is also available on the next-generation Civic. This includes Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Honda LaneWatch.
This is the first time that Civic development has gone global, with sedan and coupe models being led by a R&D team in North America. The various Civic models are produced in factories in Indiana, Ontario and the UK, with engines and transmission coming from factories in North America.
American car buyers have purchased more than 10 million Civics over the past 43 years, with nearly 9 million of them being built in North America. To view new Honda Civic inventory near Boston, visit us at Prime Honda.