Honda Civic Coupe 2016

"Civic Coupe"

Here’s a look at the 10th generation Honda Civic that is expected to hit the streets during the fall of 2015. The 2015 LA Auto show set the stage for this new production model. The Coupe version is slotted to arrive at dealers in March 2016 thereby giving the coupe-crazy customers a completely revised contender to consider while deciding.

Although this isn’t a revolutionary redesign as compared to the 2015 Civic Coupe, it happens to be an excellent improvement. The much-awaited improvement is something that the Civic badly needed. Its more aggressive styling and slew of interesting exterior and interior details should help the Civic Coupe compete with plenty of rivals.

Here’s a look at the 2016 Civic Coupe:

Exterior:

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe version has some awesome features that resemble the ones spotted on its prototype. It has a classy grille, multi-layered rear end and sloping roofline. The Grille resembles the one found on the Civic Sedan. In fact, the A-pillars have also been unchanged. That said, the front design of the car goes inline with the rest of the body. The Coupe has a 2.9 inch longer wheelbase, the body is 1.9 inches wider, and the front overhand is 1.4 inches shorter.

The wheels have been moved to the corners, giving the car a wide footprint, which should lead to greater stability. The sloping roof is an inch lower than the Civic Sedan’s, contributing to the car’s overall, low-slung look. And despite the longer wheelbase, the Civic Coupe is actually 5.5 inches shorter than before. The rear end of this car is styled to attract the eye of a youngster, It has a C-Shaped LED Taillight that stretches across the entire rear end. The dynamic shape of the lights not only gives the rear more attitude, but helps in reducing drag, thanks to the crisp lines. A modest spoiler tops the trunk, helping with aerodynamics and styling.

"Civic Coupe"
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Its LED treatment continues up front, with LED daytime running lights. LED headlights are optional as well. The headlights, regardless of lighting source, are now automatic, meaning no more worrying about turning your lights on and off. It also houses rain-sensing wipers as an option.

Interior:

The interiors have been completely overhauled to give this car a very sporty look. This car makes the two-tiered dashboards look like history. It has borrowed its dash from its four-door brother, and in doing so, becomes far more grown up without looking its fun factor. Clean lines, well-placed screens and gauges, and stylish cues make bring the interior into modern days. The Civic Coupe uses digital gauges that have been retained for quite sometime. The higher the trims, the more features you’d find.

For variants starting from EX and higher, there is a center-mounted TFT screen that digitally shows engine and ground speed via an analog style tachometer and a fully digital speedometer. The familiar blue hue emanates from the cluster, matching the blue color coming from the center-muted infotainment screen. This is a massive seven-inch unit that fully supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, runs the Pandora app, and has SiriusXM and HD Radio. Additional features include, an electronic parking brake with an electronic Brake Hold function that assists in hill starts. EX and higher trims have leather door panel inserts with real stitching, the cabin is lit by an overhead LED lamp, and the shifter sports a leather boot.

 

"Honda Civic Coupe Interior"
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Engine:

The Civic Coupe borrows its engine from the Civic Sedan and thrusts out the same horsepower and torque. Base Civic receives a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder that makes 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be had with either a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. Like the previous generations, the manual is relegated to the lowest LX trim. The 2.0-liter is estimated to deliver 31 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined, when mated with the CVT. It also comes in a 1.5 liter version that is more exciting than the normal version.

 

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Performance and Safety:

Safety has been paid close attention to and Honda has added every available safety system in its parts bin on the Civic Coupe. First off, the car is built using Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Structure, also known as ACE that helps redistribute an impact’s force around the passenger compartment, keeping occupants safe. Multiple airbags and seatbelts are standard equipment, as part of the Honda Sensing suite of technologies.

Price:

Although the prices are yet to be revealed, you can expect this car to be around the $ 20,000 ballpark for the base model.

Conclusion:

The Civic Coupe is definitely a stunner of a car and has adequate features to gouge upon. The car carries a new 1.5-liter engine option that is sure to stir up some action. It is a pretty reliable car and promotes Honda’s name quite well. However, you might have an issue with this car if you’re tall. Also, there is no manual transmission option in the upper trims that might upset a few. Overall, this is one beauty waiting to rule 2016.

 

 

Honda Mobilio – a Pre-launch expert review

WOW factors about Honda Mobilio:

Reliability, Fuel efficiency of Diesel engine, Wide network of dealers, Low maintenance cost, Performance of petrol engine, spacious cabin & yes the name “HONDA” !

Factors against Honda Mobilio:

Noisy diesel engine which lacks refinement and low ground clearance — with respect to other models.

People’s love for MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle):

Mpv’s are also known as minivan’s in North America. In one way, mpv’s are a symbol of parenthood, the reason being, most of the people wouldn’t drive it if they don’t have children. Kids love the space in mpv’s whereas sedan, hatchback restrict their movements and MPV’s are great people movers. Mpv’s offer extra large space coupled with the ability to fold down all the seats. The Indian market has already has a few mpv’s  like Maruti Ertiga (though it’s called as muv  ie. Multi-Utility vehicle), Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia etc. The latest one that will join this group in near future is Honda Mobilio after its runaway success in Indonesia.

Looks:

Honda Mobilio is a 7 seater mpv, which was produced in 2001 but not launched in the Indian market at that time. Honda will launch its second generation mpv soon in India. Honda India has also made an official announcement of this news on its website. The platform of Honda mobilio is same as that of Honda Amaze and the Honda Brio. This gives the flexibility to Honda for sharing the parts. Honda mobilio has the same strong bold lines found in its earlier models which looks better than the other mpv’s of this segment. The front carries the sharp grille and looks sporty. The rear comes with integrated roof spoiler, tail lamps which are typical to Honda design.

Honda Mobilio MPV

Interior:

Honda mobilio will have three rows of seats. The mid rows of seats can be folded to make space and access to the 3rd row seats. Mid rows of seats in Honda Mobilio comes with a 60:40 split. The same way 3rd of seats can be folded to get huge space for loading bay. This should also provide a better leg room. Honda has increased wheelbase in Honda Mobilio than Honda Amaze and Honda Brio. Honda mobilio launched in Indonesia lacks steering mounted audio controls and chrome trim, not sure if Honda will include this in the Indian version.

Under the Hood:

Honda mobilio will be powered by the same 1.5litre diesel engine employed in Honda Amaze and latest generation Honda City. This will be a four cylinder engine which produces 100ps @ 3600rpm and a torque of [email protected] 1750rpm. Honda mobilio will also have the time tested petrol offering, which will produce 119ps of power @6600rpm and torque of 145nm @4600. Honda mobilio has already received car of the year award by the iotomotif online magazine.

Bottom-line: The runaway success of Honda Amaze and Honda city with its diesel offering has set the path which should be an advantage for Honda Mobilio.

Curious Questions of Motor heads:

1. Honda Mobilio Launch date?

Expected in July 2014.

2. Honda Mobilio expected Price?

6 – 8.5 Lakhs