Thursday, April 16, 2015

Next Honda Civic Is All About Lineage

NEW YORK -- Honda took the wraps off its newest Civic Concept.  As with most "concepts" from Honda, this one appears pretty much to be the production model except with some exaggeration for the concept.  Another clue that this is pretty much the production model is the fact that it doesn't look that much different from the 2015 Honda Civic coupe.  The Honda Civic is one Honda's most successful models so why tinker too much with a good thing?  They also seem to want to show a family lineage as the rear of the new Civic coupe appears to have taking inspiration from the new Acura NSX.  As with the last Civic Concept, it was shown off in coupe model only.  Honda says the new Civic will have a longer wheelbase and come in sedan, coupe, hatchback, and Si and Type-R versions.  The new Civic will be the first Honda to be powered by a turbocharged VTEC Earth Dreams powerplant. The new Civic for the North American market will be manufactured in Greensburg, Indiana, and Alliston, Ontario, Canada.