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2016 Honda Civic to get VTEC turbo; debuts this fall

2016 Honda Civic to get VTEC turbo; debuts this fall image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda | posted June 16, 2015 11:23

New-generation Honda Civic to make world debut this Fall in the US

It's official, Honda has just announced that they will revealing the new-generation 2016 Civic this coming fall (September-November) in the US. According to American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. Executive Vice President John Mendel, the tenth-generation Civic will have 'fun-to-drive performance in concert with top-in-class fuel efficiency and safety'.

Official images and specifications of the upcoming Civic were not detailed yet though the 2016 Civic Concept that was shown during the 2015 New York Auto Show provides a preview of things to come for the tenth-generation compact car. Mendel added that there will be two engines available for the Civic which includes the 1.5-liter inline-four turbocharged unit. The company is aiming to reach an EPA fuel economy rating just above 40 miles per gallon (17.01 km/l).

The rear and side of the Honda Civic Concept

With the targeted fuel economy rating, Honda also stated that this will allow them to discontinue making the hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) variants in the future. In addition, Mendel has also revealed that the company will premiere their next-generation fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) in 2016 which will then be followed by a new all-electric car and plug-in hybrid.

Note: The two pictures above show the 2016 Honda Civic Concept