Honda Makes it Official: All Turbo Civics to Get Six-Speed Manual


On the eve of the 2016 New York Auto Show, Honda finally confirmed the news that a six-speed manual transmission is going to be made available in all Civic models with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. 

That includes the hatchback, sedan and coupe body styles of the car. Since the redesigned 10th-generation Civic launched in late 2015, all Civics with the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine were exclusively mated to a CVT.

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Honda has been hinting at this for some time, even allowing our own Road Test Editor Mike Schlee to drive a prototype version of a turbo Civic with a manual transmission. The 1.5-liter turbo makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.

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Honda also rolled out the Civic Hatchback Prototype that it revealed in Geneva here in New York, as this is the car’s first time on U.S. soil. When the hatchback joins the coupe and sedan models in the U.S., it will only be available with the 1.4-liter turbo engine, positioning itself as a sportier Civic variant.

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  • Bug S Bunny

    Well hallelujah!!!!

  • Harry_Wild

    I seriously wonder if the white Civic hatchback shown here in the pictures will come unaltered to the U.S. American Honda has always chopped it up to add what they called “American flavor” to it; meaning they dumb it down and made it slightly bigger and more bland then the EU models!

  • Looks like Honda…


    came through in the clutch.

  • Omega Alle

    release it now…