2016 Honda Civic Coupe Gets Early Reveal in Spy Photos


The new Honda Civic Coupe has been spotted testing before its official debut next week at the LA Auto Show. 

These shots give us our first look at the production version of the Civic Coupe, which has been toned down quite a bit compared to the Civic Coupe Concept that was shown off at the New York Auto Show. Though it doesn’t look as aggressive, the car does retain what looks to be the same electric green exterior color.

According to Honda, the coupe will have “even sportier lines” than the sedan, which can be seen in the sloping roofline. The same engines found in the Civic sedan, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque and a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque will be offered in the coupe.

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The new 2016 Civic goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 12 and will be sold only in sedan form at launch. The coupe will join the lineup shortly afterwards while a hatchback, Si and Type R model will all join the range sometime in the future.

Check back to AutoGuide.com next week for live photos and details on the Civic Coupe live from the LA Auto Show.

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  • danwat1234

    I want to see a good 2-motor + 1-engine hybrid for the Civic, maybe a plugin version as well.
    And a Honda engine with part time Atkinson cycle behavior, OTTO cycle for power

  • Dino

    Looks nice… I assume the hatchback will appear in a frumpier 4 door wagon-like format like the Mazda 3, Ford Focus, VW Golf, etc.? Why not put the hatch on THIS configuration and call it DONE? – the best of all worlds! Where have all of the fast-back hatches gone?

  • Phil

    really? In my civic I want a high revving naturally aspirated 4cyl paired to a 6speed manual transmission and helical mechanical limited slip differential . Simple, fun, reliable.

  • danwat1234

    Yeah. Toyota has made the Prius reliable, Chevy Volt, Tesla. But adds cost. But I’d buy it used anyway.
    I hope if Honda can do it, all their engines can drop into Atkinson cycle or a lean burn mode when there is light acceleration and able to quickly go back to regular OTTO.
    The limited slip, not sure how much better than stability control with torque vectoring. I don’t know if that can break the spinning wheel to let the other wheel get grip.

  • Delcy Voisine

    It appears that the front end suspension has been abused or it is under-engineered. It looks nose heavy and the body styling reinforces that perception.

  • Rickers

    You’re right. The suspension looks too low.

  • Felix James


  • Amit Bhayana

    It is likely because it is being driven hard on the test track.

  • Delcy Voisine

    You may be right but the most telling view of the car shows that it is standing still as the wheels are not turning, hence not being driven hard. Agreed?

  • Alexander Matos

    For me, honestly it doesn’t looks like the prototype, where is the aggressive style?, I hate that trunk design

  • Shiratori1


  • Timbeans

    very aerodynamic shape.. probably very heavy, safety standards and to meet emissions/fuel economy needs.

  • Timbeans

    probably softer suspension to market to an american audience. also probably very heavy to meet modern safety standards..

  • Timbeans

    lean burn would be nice, i’d like to see a ‘Real’ hybrid. a diesel/gasoline generator charging batteries. thats where real efficiency will come from given current world situations. reliability, simplicity, and ICE’s do best at constant RPM. However, i cannot see this, because, it would not be profitably enough for the ‘top end’ hence, the reason we don’t see them currently.. sorry if this hurts ego, just the way it is in society currently.