The 2016 Honda Civic has been the talk of the industry. The introduction of the 10th generation of Canada’s best-selling sedan has sparked a new enthusiasm for the model that had been dulled down by a more tamed model. The aggressive-looking new generation is one of the best looking yet, but also one of the best ones overall, having been awarded a dozen of prices and titles. The introduction of the sedan was only the beginning. This year, two new variations on the model will debut.
The first one was introduced early in the year during the auto show blitz. The two-door Civic was unveiled for the first time in Canada in Montreal with the same appeal as the New York show concept. This year, another concept graced the New York auto show stage, one that got the Civic enthusiasts very excited. After over a decade absence, the Civic hatchback will finally make a comeback in the North American market. No need to envy the Europeans anymore. The five-door car will be offered with the same styling introduced on the sedan version. The only difference is that the gentle sloping hatchback seems to add to the dynamism to the already muscular design. The returning five-door hatch will be offered with Honda’s famous new 1.5L turbo engine, mated to the CVT or with a six-speed manual.
Honda’s decision to offer their 174-hp turbocharged powerhouse only with a continuously variable transmission had left certain people scratching their heads, which has not kept the sales of the car from rising by 43%. However, with enough votes towards the addition of a manual transmission option with the turbo, the auto maker obliged and will be introducing a manual transmission-turbo engine combo later this year. Journalists who got to drive the test mule back in January had very positive feedback about the experience, which is very promising!
Coming next year will be the second to last version of the Civic to receive its upgrade, the sportier Si. It will however loose its title of sportiest model in the lineup to the new upcoming Civic Type R. The high performance version of the Civic should sport some major spoiler action at the back, an aggressive skid plate as well as a 2.0L turbo engine rumored to produce over 300hp! The new variant of the Civic will measure up to the likes of the Golf R and the Focus RS.
The all-new 10th generation 2016 Honda Civic sedan and coupe are now available at Lallier Honda in Repentigny. Come and learn more about the best-selling car in Canada for an 18th year in a row!