Dubai – MENA Herald: Honda Motor Co. Africa and Middle East Office announced the launch of all new ‘Stunning Civic’ at the Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach, Dubai today. Available across all Honda showrooms in GCC, Lebanon and Jordan, 2016 Civic sets an all-new standard in compact car style and performance. With sleek, sporty lines and an improved power-to-weight ratio, 2016 Civic is not only fun to drive, charismatic, spacious and stylish but also the most efficient in its class. In addition to a brand new engine in the LXi and EXi grades, it also boasts of a new grade equipped with a new turbo charged 1.5 liter DOHC Direct Injected Inline-4 cyclinder Engine and will be called RS.
The 2016 Civic design is sporty with its athletic stance and low wide proportions. Exterior is sleek with swept back bodylines, sharp aggressive fascia and its bulging wheel arches. Some standard features in all grades include standard LED daytime running lights, distinctive C-shaped LED tailights, power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, capless fuel system and glass antennas. The RS grade features signature inline LED headlights, license plate light, an aerodynamic wing trunk spoiler with high mounted LED stop light, LED fog lights premium black grille, twin silencers, paddle shifters and 17” alloy wheels.
The 2016 Civic interior is designed to offer comfortable, sophisticated and premium cabin in its class. The 2016 Civic’s longer wheel base and wider body results in giving its occupants spaciousness and premium comfort with ample headroom, legroom, shoulder clearance and side head clearance. Fit, finish and material quality throughout the cabin has been modernized with the premium and sporty character of all new Civic. High quality, soft touch materials are applied to the instrument panel, front door and door inserts and center armrests are padded.
The Stunning Civic also offers automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted controls for Blue Tooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT), a 5 inch touch screen audio in the LXi grade and a 7 inch touchscreen audio in EXi and RS grades and USB jacks. Some standard features in all grades include 60:40 fold down rear seats, rear seat armrest with cup holders, rear ventilation ducts, sun visor extension mechanism and map light.
Convenience features include Remote Engine Starter which starts engine from a distance, ensuring favorable automatic climate control regulating cabin temperature ensuring maximum comfort before you get in. Smart Entry, Push Button Start also adds to comfort and sporty feel, Electric Parking Brake replaces hand lever with compact, easy to operate switch, the Automatic Brake Hold function eliminates the need to keep the foot on the break when at a hill or an intersection, Auto Day and Night Rear View Mirror, Walk Away Locking, Cruise Control, Electronic Power Steering and Rear Parking Sensors. The EXi and the RS grades in addition to sunroof has Honda LANEWATCHTM feature which uses a camera located below the passenger side view mirror to display an expanded rear view of the passenger side road way on the 7 inch touchscreen. Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that gives a look of three different viewing angles which can also be seen on the same 7 inch touchscreen.
Powering 2016 Civic are two new engines both designed to provide refined, responsive and fuel efficient performance. The LXi and EXi grades are powered by the new 2.0L DOHC inline-4 engine with i-VTEC engine producing a peak of 158hp@6500 rpm, 187N-m torque at 4200 rpm. The RS grade is powered by Turbo Charged 1.5L DOHC, direct-injected inline-4 engine with variable Valve Timing Control, churning out 180hp at 6000rpm and a 220N-m torque at 1700-5500rpm. Both engines are mated to a new generation Continously Variable Transmission (CVT). Civic’s new CVT has a taller final gear ratio for fuel-efficient low-rpm cruising, and new-generation G-Design shift logic for smooth acceleration and natural throttle response. The fuel efficiency of the LXi and EXi grades are at 18.8 KM/L and the RS grade is 20KM/L.
Body and Safety
The 2016 Civic utilizes Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility. It also boasts of Honda active-safety features such as
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control Systems (TCS)
Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that helps you be safe by alerting you on the pressure in the tires.
The inclusion of these safety technologies benchmarked the 2016 Civic to receive a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in United States of America, making it one of the safest cars amongst its segment.
Grade and Color Availability:
The 2016 Civic now comes in three grades with introduction of new grade RS in addition to the LXi and the EXi. The 2016 Honda Civic will be available in the below exterior colors:
White Orchid Pearl (Black and Ivory Interior)
Lunar Silver Metallic (Black and Ivory Interior)
Modern Steel Metallic(Ivory Interior)
Cosmic Blue Metallic(Ivory Interior)
Midnight Burgundy Pearl(Ivory Interior)
Crystal Black Pearl (Ivory Interior)
Carnelian Red Pearl (Ivory Interior)
Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic(exclusive to the RS grade with Black and Ivory Interior)