2016 Honda Civic concept makes surprise debut at New York auto show

Honda Civic Concept at the New York auto show Photo 1

Tenth-generation Civic Type-R and Si to be sold in US

Honda rolled out a new concept that is pretty much the 10th-generation Civic with weird paint, big wheels and small mirrors. The aggressive “concept” is meant to suggest, strongly, that the 2016 Civic will be more enthusiast-friendly than the current model. To drive that point home, Honda also confirmed that hatchback, Si and Type-R Civic variants will be available in the U.S.

The 2016 Civic will be powered by Honda’s VTEC 1.5L turbocharged four, and both the coupe and sedan were designed and developed in the U.S.

The U.S.-market versions of each will be produced in Ohio and Alliston, Ontario, with coupe and Si variants being built in Alliston exclusively. The hatch will be made in Swindon, U.K. — you know, the place from “The Office.” 

Look for the production version of the 2016 Civic sedan to launch this fall, followed by the coupe and five-door. We’ll let you know when we get a more concrete timetable for the arrival of the Type-R.


About the New York auto show

The spring auto show season concludes with the New York auto show at the Jacob Javits Center. Every year, manufacturers tend to save at least one of their best reveals for last; this year, we’re expecting the new Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan, Mercedes GLE SUV and 2016 Hyundai Tucson to show off in the Big Apple. Stay tuned to our New York auto show home page for all the latest news, photos and reveals.

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