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Los Angeles 2015 Preview: Honda to debut all-new Civic Coupe

Los Angeles 2015 Preview: Honda to debut all-new Civic Coupe image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda, Vince Pornelos | posted November 12, 2015 11:09

2016 Honda Civic Coupe to arrive at Los Angeles, Clarity FCV to make US debut

After debuting the 2016 Civic Sedan last September, Honda recently announced that they will be arriving at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show with the Civic Coupe. Billed by the company to incorporate sporty styling and dynamic performance, the Coupe version will also use the same platform that underpins the Sedan variant.

The new Coupe, according to Honda, will deliver a sporty drive, improved ride quality and better noise, vibration and harshness deadening. It will also carry a high-tech interior and an array of safety features.

Honda added that the 10th generation Civic will be the most expansive model as it will also be available as a 5-door hatchback, high-performance Si models, and the range-topping Type-R model.

The Honda Clarity FCV

Aside from the upcoming Civic Coupe, the Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will also be arriving at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show for its US debut. First revealed by the company during the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Clarity FCV is Honda's take on the hydrogen-powered car and is the direct successor of the FCX Clarity.

Driving the Clarity FCV is a 177 PS 3.5-liter V6 along with a hydrogen fuel cell stack that provides an additional electric output of 136 PS. This provides a maximum cruising range of 700km. When not transporting people, the car can also be a 'power plant on wheels' as it can provide electricity to a home or a small community.

Both cars will arrive on November 18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Note: Finished in green is the Honda Civic Concept that was revealed at the 2015 New York Auto Show