O.K., we’re all about the show business side of the car world. Without it I’d most likely be out of a job, my YouTube channel, non existent, Los Angeles Car Show, just another show and shine. So let’s take a look at Honda’s second YouTube reveal from a technical viewpoint; one of high definition, well rehearsed stage presence.
How 2016 Civic Was Revealed
Reading the Honda YouTube commentary feed was painful
Unfortunately, 2016 Honda Civic is perhaps the most studied and subsequently exposed new car roll out in Honda history. The only other vehicle in the house of Honda that comes anywhere near the number of so-called spy-shots leaked to the internet is the 2016, or is it the 2017 Acura NSX?
I‘ll hand it to Honda: Tonight we were granted a 4 sided visual of the car that I believe will redefine the compact sedan segment. And, if in fact a 5 door hatchback comes to fruition, broaden the appeal of the Civic lineup.
2016 Honda Civic Sedan is by any measure an artfully designed car that pushes the segment as to entry-level design, stellar head and tail lighting, and according to Honda, the best personal connectivity and active safety in the compact segment.
Sure. “Night Riots” is cool, but how about a bit more 2016 Civic visual. Truthfully, we didn’t expect to learn much as to 2016 Honda Civic specifications this evening. None the less, the powers to be at Honda did share tid bit here and there. Here’s what we learned.
As to engine specifications it is confirmed that 2 EarthDream ™ engine options will provide greater horsepower across the lineup( 2 liter normally aspirated 4 cylinder+15, 1.5 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder gasoline+30 respectively) while attaining a 40 mpg + rating on the highway.
Honda management has confirmed once again that a Civic Type-R for North America is in the works. It’s time of arrival? Anyone’s guess
2016 Honda Civic’s roof line is one inches lower than the 9th gen Civic, it’s 2 inches longer; most if not all of that dedicated to greater passenger legroom. And, although the roof line is lower, Civic’s lead designer Jared Hall claims that Civic’s interior is roomier, more refined, quieter, and highly connectable as to Android and “Apple Carplay” compatible smartphones and devices; certainly!
Whatever! 10th Gen Honda Civic sedan is damn good looking!
As I logged off of Honda’s YouTube reveal it occurred to me that you just can’t please everyone. It was a great 30 minute show with a resolution problem or two. lighting was good, sound quality was good, Hostess Liz Hernandez was cute, and Honda’s National P.R. Director Sage Marie’s hair was perfect; one couldn’t have asked for more.
As for me, I look forward to driving 2016 Civic sedan late in September, and will share with you my take on Honda’s next big success story in “2015 The Year of Honda.” When “Honda, The Power of Dreams,” takes the world-compact-platform 2016 Civic to market.