- Apr 15, 2015
- Reaction score
- Chicago, IL
- 1988 CRX Si, 2015 Civic Si
Yeah, but isn't that what the Accord is for?Not increasing the wheelbase but increasing the car length makes the car look even longer and better than by increasing the wheelbase and shortening the overhangs.
And I don't think the increased interior room is an unintentional result of a long wheelbase. It's definitely intentional. It may not be a common complaint but Honda is still gunning for best interior space in class. Stuff like that sells cars... maybe not to us enthusiasts but to general public.
I look at it this way, which is just my opinion. Example A: 2016 Honda HR-V; Example B: 2016 Civic.
Honda targeted young buyers with HR-V, a CUV that is smaller than any they currently offer (in fact, it is very close in size to the original CR-V) and sales are exceeding expectations to the point that they can't keep them on dealer lots. Honda claims to be aiming for the same demographic (albeit one that values sportiness) with Civic, but made it larger to the point that it could be mistaken for an Accord.
If someone asked me to redesign something and make it sportier than the current version, my first thought wouldn't be to make it bigger. I sincerely hope the Coupe and Si are on shorter wheelbases.