We have received a new batch of spy shots with the next-gen Honda Civic and this time we catch a first glimpse at the interior cabin.
Partially covered by what appears to be a beach towel, the dashboard represents a major departure from the outgoing Civic and seems to have lost the two-level layout in favor of a simpler configuration which looks cleaner. This is likely a lesser model as it gets a relatively small screen for the infotainment system while below the climate buttons seems to be a huge storage area although this prototype might not have all the final bits and pieces.
This is a CVT-equipped model with a new three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and seems to feature recessed instrument dials along with a generous fabric-wrapped sliding center armrest with plenty of room underneath to store various items while in front there are a couple of cup holders.
The body of this prototype is fully camouflaged but a previous patent design leak revealed the car’s exterior design with a sloped roofline creating a sleeker appearance very similar to the coupe. It will have boomerang-shaped taillights and an aggressive front fascia with generous vents and a thick chrome bar on the upper grille which will interconnect the slender headlights.
Honda has previously announced the overhauled Civic will be a global model and will use a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter direct-injection iVTEC Turbo engine paired to a new CVT or a short-shifting manual transmission.
The tenth generation Civic will go on sale this fall in United States as a 2016 model year.