Rumors about the next-generation Honda Civic have been coming fast and furious in recent weeks. The speculation suggests the future model will use a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and some European body styles will come across the Atlantic. There’s even the potential for an overhaul of the CR-Z on the same platform. Now, we’ve got a glimpse at what the next Civic looks like in coupe and sedan form.
Our spies believe that under all that black diaper is the 2017 Civic Coupe, but it’s hard to discern any details. With an open section on top it’s even difficult to get a good idea of the roofline, though some of the photos suggest a fastback-style rear. The examples concealed in white are believed to be the future Civic Sedan, and one of them is exposed enough to get a good idea of its shape. In profile the look is reminiscent of the current Accord, which is good, if conservative.
Seeing the two versions together provides few hints about the coupe’s styling, other than a shared wheelbase between both cars. The apparent door handle cutout on the driver’s side of the coupe is likely a camouflage trick to hide any information about the length or shape of the doors.
One recent rumor suggests that the next-gen Civic’s styling could be fully unveiled towards the end of 2015. Until then, click through the gallery of spy shots, and let us know in Comments what you think of this design direction.
2017 Honda Civic Coupe spotted for the first time