This is the new Honda Civic sedan for the Chinese market, basically the same car as the 2016 North American Civic bar some minor details. The new Honda Civic will debut next month on the Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
The outgoing Civic. Price starts at 121.800 yuan and ends at 199.800 yuan. Engines: 141hp 1.8 and a 208hp 2.4.
Initially, the new Honda Civic will only be available with a new 1.5 turbo with 130hp and 220nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT. This model will be designated ‘220 Turbo’. Price will range from 129.800 to 159.800. Other engine variants will be added to the lineup later.
The Honda Civic s made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture.
It is very gray inside, no fancy colors for Honda. The screen is rather small for 2016, and the design of the center stack with those big vents on top is daring.
Front lights are all LED, connected by a big fat shiny grille. Interesting knack behind the C-pillar, making it look as if the whole car goes down there.
Honda is trying a lot, probably too hard, with the lights over the boot lid and the useless winglets in the bumper. 220 Turbo badge under the Civic badge. One we got to learn to love, but certainly better than the boring outgoing car.