Honda Debuts 2016 Civic Sedan for North America (Picture)
The 2016 Honda Civic has been properly unveiled and it’s the Civic you’ve been waiting for.
Honda (HMC) unveiled the production version of the 2016 Civic late Wednesday and it will arrive in showrooms soon. The former top seller has fallen on hard times in recent years.
Sales of the Civic are down 4% this year, while sales improved for rivals such as the Toyota (TM) Corolla and Hyundai Elantra, as well as the compact car segment overall. The Civic even suffered in comparison to other Honda models: The Honda CR-V crossover outsold the Civic for the first time in 2014 and continues to outsell it this year.
The new Civic looks nothing like the most recent economy versions. Besides its sportier look, Honda promises better performance, making it the first Honda model to offer its new VTEC turbo engine. It also has a longer wheelbase and longer hood, as well as 20-inch wheels, lower air intakes and new LED headlights.
Honda also added technology to make it easier to use both iPhones and Android smartphones while driving the cars, allowing easier voice commands for the phone through the car’s built-in display.