Through an early Monday morning press release, American Honda Motors has confirmed the delivery date for the reinvented 2016 Civic Sedan. Examiner has further confirmed the tentative delivery date with our dealership network contacts. Honda fans will have the opportunity to view the all new Civic Nov. 12, 2015.
As earlier reported by Examiner, the initial production run of Honda’s 10th generation Civic will be limited to the Sedan variant, with The Civic Coupe arriving before the end of the year.
AHM tells us, and this is confirmed by our Pacific Northwest dealership network contacts, American Honda will ship one or two World-Compact-Car-Platform Civics to every North American Honda Dealership the week of Nov. 12, 2015.
According to A.H.M. Vice President and General Manager of the Honda Division Mr. Jeff Conrad, “The new Honda Civic offers incredible value and a fun-to-drive spirit that will take a lot of customers by surprise,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “This tenth generation Civic exemplifies the incredible engineering strength of Honda and our capacity to deliver something altogether new, unexpected and thrilling for our customers.”
I recently had the opportunity to drive all trim variants of the reinvented Civic and walked away smiling. From the base model, 2.0 liter normally aspirated 1-VTEC 4 cylinder gasoline engine, 6 speed manual transmission basic transpo-Civic, to the top of the lineup Turbocharged 1.5 liter Civic Touring, featuring a direct injected Earth Dreams ™engine with CVT transmission and limited slip differential, all 2016 Honda Civic Sedan comes to market measurably improved over past generation offerings. You may read my first drive impressions of 2016 Civic here.
First North America turbocharged Civic
2016 Civic Sedan is the most powerful offering in the iconic brand’s 43 year history, and one if not the most fuel efficient. Looking to the specifications, we discover a Civic that is 15 to 25% more powerful than previous generations, and more fuel efficient. The base Honda will come to market with 158 horsepower, turbocharged variants will produce 174 horsepower, an increase of 30 horsepower over the base 2015 offering.
While pushing 2016 Civic Touring Sedan through the 2-lane twisties of Malibu Canyon, we journalist were collectively blown away by Civic’s new found handling prowess, usable torque, acceleration and welcomed interior quiet.
Checking in with In with Kendall Honda Eugene’s General Manager Matt Bodine, we confirmed the tentative arrival of two 2016 Sedans on Thursday November 12. Matt anticipates the arrival of 6 additional Civics in the short term, with Civic EX and LX leading the delivery list. As to the near term delivery of the Coupe or Si variant, Honda’s not saying.