2016 Honda Civic showcases ‘Si’ inspired design DNA
Say what you will about Honda’s next best seller, Civic takes a design cue from the 9th generation Civic Si and supersizes it. While some old-school Honda Civic fans may question Honda’s design directive, we believe that Honda hits the bullseye with 2016 Civic, as to broadening the demographic appeal of Honda’s original compact sedan for North America.
“HondaPro Jason’s” 9th Gen Civic Si “Project Orange” inspires
looking to the photo above, our friend Jason Richmond of “HondaPro Jason” fame parks his “King Motorsports Unlimited” prepared 2014 Civic Si next to Honda’s next best seller. When comparing 9th to 10th generation Civic design cues, the apple hasn’t fallen too far away from the tree as to 10th Generation Honda Civic body design. The future forward design DNA is unquestionably Honda Civic.
Unmistakable Honda brand identity
Night or day, there’s no mistaking 2016 Civic Sedan for anything other than a Honda, as this exceptionally well proportioned turbocharged touring sedan displays its Civic Si design DNA.
Alloy wheels, hood, front cowling, headlight assembly, grill and engine air intake placement, all Civic Si or Acura ILX inspired.
As is often said: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Take a look at how Honda has pushed Civic to the top of the compact car segment through punctuated “H” design aspects and a balance of monochrome - bling mixology.
2016 Civic body and cockpit design evokes a sense of new found drive performance
Jason’s 2014 Civic Si i-VTEC engine is pumped up to 300+ horsepower, thanks to the addition of a C.T. Engineering supercharger, IMT intercooler, upgraded performance exhaust, unrestricted intake airflow and performance chip.
Suspension modification to “Project Orange” was executed by the only “Mugen” certified shop in the U.S.. With 25,000 miles showing on the odometer, Jason tells us that the Si, performance modified since break-in, remains mechanically trouble-free.
For the # 1 Honda fan in North America, transitioning out of the seat of “Project Orange” into the upgraded confines of Honda’s 2016 Civic turbocharged sedan was anything but disappointing
Awesome! HondaPro Jason shares with us that on his first drive of 2016 Civic Touring, he was pleasantly surprised by the overall drive performance, interior quiet and comfort found in the slightly longer, wider and lower 10th Generation Civic sedan. Placing a verbal emphasis on a new found quiet, Jason tips his hat to Honda Engineering for a job well done.
In a world according to Jason, Honda has taken the best selling (retail) compact car in North America to the next level in engine performance, driver and passenger comfort and what we like to call “ driveability.” * Thanks Jason for the photo...
Look for 2016 Civic first drive impressions, price, specifications and dealership availability dates here October 19.