After a long lead-in, the covers have finally come off the two-door version of the the Honda Civic Coupe.
Unveiled at the LA Auto Show, the coupe joins the previously unveiled sedan. Unlike the sedan however, the Coupe won’t leave North American shores, meaning Australia won’t get it.
While the overall shape closely follows the Civic Concept, first shown at New York in April, the finer details have been toned-down in the move to production, with less-aggressive bumpers at each end, smaller wheels, and modified head and tail-lights.
What hasn’t changed is the outline of the C-shaped tail lights, with a centre stop-light joining the two lamp assemblies, adding to the coupe’s visual width.
Otherwise the Civic Coupe mimics its four-door sibling with a choice of two engines, including a 118kW/187Nm 2.0 litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder, or a more powerful 130kW/220Nm 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder.
Power is delivered to the front wheels via a CVT automatic, or six-speed manual transmission.
Compared to the sedan, the Civic Coupe is unique from the A-pillar back, with the roof sitting 25mm lower, and the rear overhang (and overall length) 140mm less than the sedan.
A new Android-based 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also available, with high-end models also gaining a Garmin-based satellite navigation system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are also included.
Safety scores an upgrade courtesy of ‘Honda Sensing’ the collective name applied to Honda’s suite of safety technology that includes lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and collision mitigating braking.
While the Civic has now been shown in sedan and coupe body-styles, the coming five-door hatch (which will be sold in Australia) is yet to be revealed. Sales of the coupe variant are scheduled to begin in the USA in March.
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