2016 Honda Civic Coupe to debut in Los Angeles

Honda will stage the world debut of the 2016 Civic Coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The company is keeping pictures under wraps but promised the model will have “sportier lines” than the sedan.  Honda also said we can expect an intimate and high-tech interior as well as world-class levels of refinement and safety.

Under the hood, two new engines will be available.  They are expected to include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 158 bhp (117 kW) and 138 lb-ft (186 Nm) of torque as well as a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 174 bhp (129 kW) and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque.

Besides showing the Civic Coupe, Honda will stage the North American debut of the Clarity fuel-cell vehicle. 

Unveiled last month at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Clarity is an eco-friendly model with an aerodynamic design that has proven slightly controversial.  The car also has an upscale interior with plenty of room for five people.

Honda has been coy on performance specifications but the Clarity is the world’s first production fuel cell sedan to house the entire fuel cell stack and drivetrain system in the front engine compartment.  It will enable the model to have a range in excess of 300 miles (482 km) and a refilling time of approximately three minutes.

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