Featured 2016 Honda Civic COUPE Preview Event - CivicX Live Coverage

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    #1 Administrator, Nov 17, 2015
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    UPDATED WITH First Photos, CivicX Q&A, Walkaround Video, Press Conference and Official Press Release:

    If you haven't heard yet, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe will be revealed today at a private event in downtown Los Angeles, scheduled to begin at 2PM Pacific!

    CivicX will be there to provide you all the photos, videos, info and more, both today at the Preview Event and tomorrow where it will be shown again at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show!

    If you have any burning questions related to the new Civic Coupe, post it up here and we'll ask a Honda representative -- time and opportunity allowing.

    CivicX Q&A: [Updated with Q&A from LA Auto Show - in blue]

    Q: What model is this?
    A: This is the EX-L model.

    Q: Dimensions of the coupe?
    A: The coupe is 5.5 inches shorter than the sedan!! All of that came off the rear overhang. Front overhang and wheelbase are the same as the sedan. As a result, the front and rear overhang are the same length on the coupe. Trunk is bigger than previous generation.

    Q: Released by end of year? If not how early next year?
    A: Not by end of this year. First quarter of next year. [Update: We asked for clarification on the "first quarter 2016" statement and Honda confirmed that it is indeed going to be March. As it turned out, their press release offered more specificity than the reps were providing to the media attendees.]

    Q: Different car at show tomorrow?
    A: Same car tomorrow at the show.

    Q: What technical differences than sedan?
    A: Basically the same except what was in the presentation (see slides above).

    Q: Manual available for turbo model?
    A: That's in development just like for the sedan.

    Q: More colors expected than sedan?
    A: CivicX has confirmed that the green color seen on prototype will be available. Whether any additional ones will be available will be known at launch.

    Q: Should we expect both Si coupe and sedan?
    A: They are working on multiple Si variants is as specific as they could get.

    Q: Is the spoiler standard?
    A: This is an accessory wing spoiler and accessory wheels.

    Q: Same exact performance as the sedan?
    A: Virtually same performance. The car is lighter than the sedan due to shorter length so it will be lighter, which may result in some incremental performance benefit.

    Q: Weight?
    A: The coupe is lighter than both the 2016 sedan and a similarly-equipped outgoing 2015 Civic coupe.

    Q: Wheel options?
    A: Same wheels as the sedan for all models.

    Q: What is the center exhaust pipe cutout on the coupe?
    A: The bracket that contains the cutout is to give the car extra stiffness. The cutout is purely for weight savings and has no effect on sound.

    Q: Torsional rigidity of the coupe compared to the sedan?
    A: They are different [Honda would not yet disclose which is more rigid], but traditionally speaking, sedans tend to be stiffer.

    Q: Are there suspension differences between the coupe and sedan?
    A: Yes, the coupe's suspension will be tuned to be sportier, but they are not disclosing exactly what changes have been made.

    Q: How much wider is the coupe?
    A: It is 2-inches wider than the outgoing 2015 Civic coupe.

    Q: Why are the exhaust tips hidden?
    A: It is in keeping with Honda's green image.

    Q: Is cargo space different?
    A: Yes, the coupe's trunk is slightly bigger than the sedan.








    Official Honda Press Release:


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    Will it be released before the end of the year? If not, how early next year?
     
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    Awesome looking forward to your coverage. I'd lke to know all the differences with the sedan. Hopefully they give dimensions/specs but what other changes were made to the body etc.
     
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    1.5L manual transmission available at any point for the coupe?
     
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    Honda's already said that a manual will be available for the 1.5T equipped models for 2017MY :)
     
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    How many additional colors for coupe?

    Both Si coupe and sedan again for this gen?

    Same exact performance between the coupe and sedan?
     
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    I saw the image but I'd like to hear something more official and would be nice if we had more specific timing. Who knows they could throw us a bone.
     
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    I don't think we'll hear anything about the 1.5 MT until discussion focuses on MY2017. We still have the Si variants to absorb before publications focus on the future.
     
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    Can't wait for this. Can you please grab some nice profile shots showing how far the rear bumper protrudes. I'm hoping it's not as bulbous as the prototype photos make it look.
     
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    How will rear seat head-room and leg-room be compared to the sedan?
     
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    This was just the coupe out testing i believe, it wasn't driving anywhere. Any show cars they show will be brought in by truck or trailer to avoid paint chips and dirt
     
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    I'm expecting the real deal to be much better looking than what is shown in those pics.

    Any word on this being streamed anywhere? If not can you guys post video later?
     
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    Added photos of the event to the first post. Stay tuned as it will continue to be updated as the event gets rolling.
     
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