Honda sedan for North America and many other markets previews UK-built hatchback to follow

Honda sedan for North America and many other markets previews UK-built hatchback to follow

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Honda has revealed its redesigned 10th-generation 2016 Civic sedan, slated for sale in the US this autumn. The new sedan is the first in a series of models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a British-built five-door hatchback and the first Type-R model for the US.

"This tenth-generation Civic is quite simply the most ambitious remake of Civic we've ever done," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor.

For the first time the 2016 Civic will feature two new engines – including the first-ever Honda turbo engines in the US.

The 2016 sedan will be available with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – bringing new value to the compact segment.

Smartphone integration with a new, seven-inch high-definition display audio touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available.

Compared to the current model, the 2016 sedan is nearly two inches wider and an inch lower with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase.

LX and EX trims will be powered by a two-litre, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC I4 with either a 6-speed manual (LX) or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). EX-T, EX-L trims and Touring trims will have a 1.5-litre, direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve DOHC I4 mated to a unique CVT.

Civic sedans for North America will be produced at the company's Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario, plants. The engines will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio, and automatic transmissions (CVTs) sourced from Honda plants in Russells Point, Ohio, and Celaya, Mexico.