Inside, the new Civic appears to be heavily revised, with an entirely new center stack that gets rid of the current’s cars two-display setup. Leather and carbon fiber trim can be seen in the photos, along with a button for rear seat heaters. Storage is also not in short supply, with two large bins on either side of the shifter.
Pictures from underneath the new Civic show off the updated single and dual exhaust setups, while the tires being used on these prototypes are 15/50R17s on Firestone FT140 tires, and 215/55R16s on Hankook Kinergy GT rubber. Honda’s Lanewatch system is also present, which houses a camera in the passenger side mirror that eliminates blind spots by showing you what is directly beside your car.
Up front, new LED headlights that seem to mimic what we see on the new 2016 Accord are present. They were seen on the same model with the leather and heated rear seats, likely to be the top-trim Civic.
Honda says that this new Civic will mark the return of “fun-to-drive” to the brand’s cars. Part of this plan includes a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will be available with the Civic. A new Type R model is also coming to the U.S., though it may not arrive until 2018.
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