The 10th gen coupe, sedan, and hatchback will all be built on the same platform. If you're talking body style, the Type R will be a hatchback -- see First look at 2017 Civic Type R Hatchback Prototype! Spy pics
But the 10th gen hatch shape isn't as wedge-shaped (not as sloping) as the current one, and the 10th gen sedan is bigger overall with bigger interior, so the hatchback should have more cargo capacity overall.
I think the LX is a great value. And fan of mechanical over digital gauge myself.
So many dealers will do tint so its almost like a factory option. Ask your dealer how much they'd do it for, then negotiate.
One thing to consider which might increase the chances that the Civic Type R gets an optional DCT is the fact that the car will be sold in North America and it'll be the biggest market for the CTR. North Americans are not as big on manual transmission as the rest of the world. The take rates of...
@hondo thanks for sharing your experience and process and congratulations on the beautiful new car! Will it be primarily your car or the wife's?
I agree this community has been tremendous. I'm not even in the market for a Civic yet (waiting for Si or Type R$ and I still come on here everyday.
After some digging I think you're right. I reread the Honda press release and it says:
"The world debut of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that will include a sedan, coupe, high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback and the first-ever...
IMO if they want to create an enthusiast following for the hatch it would help if they bump the power given its added weight. A lot of the competition that has developed an enthusiast following is either RWD/AWD or has significantly more power/torque than what the 1.5L is pushing.
OK so the coupe is being shown next week in LA but we've had total silence on the hatchback.
We even have heard rumors that the Si could be shown in Detroit or NY next year... isn't the hatch next to be revealed?
Curious if anyone is planning to buy one and what you are expecting from Honda?
Great just in time for winter. I hope they do a faster rollout for the coupe since they've had time to ramp up production for the sedan. It should be mostly same stamping and assembly processes I would think given the same transmissions/powertrain/suspension and mostly the same body.
I think it'll be a shortened model year due to the late start. I wouldn't be surprised to see the manual 1.5L come out around same time as the Si is shown, whatever the case I'm just glad they have plans to offer it.
I was hoping to see some more aftermarket accessories at SEMA or at least something more than the accessories kit that Honda previewed even before the show.
Have vendors just not had any time with the car to develop any parts for it yet? Don't manufacturers typically share CAD info or...