The release of the all new 2018 Honda Civic coupe is maybe too far to make some claims, but the one thing is certain: it is too early to change anything drastically. Honda has that good or bad habit to make some noticeable refreshments only after the fourth year of the generation; it is not the right time.
The overall picture surrounding the Honda Civic brand has always been a modest car but with some pretty large fan community. Those enthusiasts are actually keeping this brand alive and they made all this possible. The main reason for the popularity amongst enthusiasts and tuners is the overall simple design. The engine can be replaced without any fuss, the suspension can also be adjusted because of the double wishbone suspension, and there are plenty of other upgrades which are making this vehicle perfect for drag racing, drifts… You can do whatever you want. The only problem was the double wishbone replacement with MacPherson struts, which are not as good as the double wishbone or multi-link suspension, but it is cheaper to make.
The 2018 Honda Civic coupe is based on the Civic concept car revealed at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and its production began in March 2016. There is also a Honda Civic Hatchback version which has already begun its life as the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.
The Performance department also has two models which were both announced last year. The first one, Type R is a hatchback model which shared almost everything with other Civic hatchbacks, but with a bit more performance-oriented appearance. The engine will be the same one used in the older Type R, 2.0 liter turbocharged found cylinder petrol engine.
The second one and the newest model to get out of the Honda’s workshop is the 2017 Honda Civic Si, which is powered by the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine tuned to deliver 205 horsepower and 192-pound feet of torque. That is 31 horses more than Honda Civic Touring.
No Official Details On 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Release Date?
Since the company hasn’t revealed any official details on the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe release date, we cannot say anything with 100% certainty. The logic of things somehow dictates the release date for the fall of 2017, but, again, there are no official details. The release date can depend on the 2017 Honda Civic Si sales. There are small chances for it to be a “flop” considering the official sales numbers. Why?
Honda is the second best selling Japanese manufacturer in the US. Their main attributes are Honda Accord and Honda Civic. The design of these vehicles has never been bold or revolutionary and yet they have always been affordable and technically up to date. The 10th generation of Civic has made a couple of steps forward, they modernized the exterior and the interior of the Civic and it looks like that was a right thing to do. Sales have been rising since the update, and everything looks good.
2018 Honda Civic Coupe Price Changes are Inevitable But Minor?
There are some rumors that the next generation Honda Civic Coupe price is going to change because of the possible hybrid or electric version. It is not official, but judging by the current “Smart Vehicle” features which are available on the low-end trims, nothing is impossible.
The current offer for the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe has five trim levels and two models. Trim levels are: Civic Coupe LX, Civic Coupe LX-P, and Honda Civic Coupe EX-T.
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX – $19,150
- Six-Speed Manual Transmission
- Automatic Climate Control
- 16” Alloy Wheels
- LED headlights and taillights.
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe LX-P – $20,950
- Remote engine start
- Smart key
- Push button start
- Power Moonroof
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-T – $21,600
- 174 horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged engine
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- Honda LaneWatch
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe EX-L – $23,525
- Leather Trimmed Seats
- Leather covered shifter
- Leather Steering wheel
- Automatic Dimming rear window
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Touring – $26,225
- Honda Sensing
- Radar adaptive cruise control
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Collision braking assistance
- Road departure mitigation
- Satellite-Linked Navigation
- LED Headlights
- 450W Premium Audio System
2018 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior
Already heavily updated for this year, 2018 Honda Civic Coupe exterior will not have some major updates. The only thing that is possible to change is that completely invisible dual exhaust system. It is a shame for the current model that it has a good engine sound and nice exhaust system, and yet designers decided to conceal it.
The 2018 Honda Civic coupe model is going to be wider and shorter than the sedan model. The more aggressive look is reserved for the 2018 Honda Civic Si model, although the base model already has some pretty nice details. The front fascia and the semi-hatch on the back instead of the regular trunk is a good idea. Not to mention the design of the taillight. It has that dramatic light tube effect, although the stop light doesn’t have its place inside that tube. The stop light is placed under the rear window.
We can only imagine the new looks, this vehicle is going to get from the aftermarket parts. We can get glimpses of that from analyzing the Si and R models.
2018 Honda Civic Coupe Interior Has a Trunk Large Enough For You!
The main thing about the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe interior is its new detailed and more expensive look it got from the 10th generation redesign. The all around feel is that every single part is driver oriented. Everything is on the tip of your fingers, the dashboard is covered by the combination of the soft-touch materials and the aluminum. Yes, space on the back is smaller than in the sedan version, it is tighter and materials don’t feel that expensive, but it is a coupe after all.
The instrument panel is completely digitalized, but with the analog feel. You can browse through the options straight from your steering wheel and there is a “touchpad” on the steering wheel to control the sound of your 10 speakers surround system. It is a shame that there are no volume knobs on the system itself, but we think Honda usually listens to its customers, and that it is going to be fixed inside the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe interior.
There is hidden compartment even between the two front seats (that has been made possible by adding the electronic parking brake). There is an option for wireless mobile charges, sunroof, sports seats, leather seat (on the upper trim levels), ambient lighting, etc…
The trunk area has got some extra space thanks to the “hatch-like” design of its door. You can easily get inside and lay down, but it will be very difficult to grab anything from the inside to close the third door. It looks like the manufacturers didn’t think that someone would like to sleep inside the trunk… Sadly…
2018 Honda Civic Coupe Engine Lineup is Going Hybrid?
Although there are some rumors considering the possible hybrid version of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe engine, there are no actual confirmations or denials that such a project really exists in Honda’s plans for 2018. What we do know is that the current lineup is not going to lack any existing engine option.
The standard engine will be a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138-pound feet of torque. The optional 1.5-liter turbo with 174 horsepower, 1.5 liters with 180 horsepower and the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Si 1.5 liter which will have somewhere around 205 horsepower. The mightiest of them all is going to be the 2.0 liter Type R with 306 horsepower and 295-pound feet. But, in spite the type R is going to be stronger than the new Honda Civic Coupe Si, the later one is going to be lighter and quicker… In short, the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe Si is going to be the “Crown Jewel” of the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe’s lineup.
It will accelerate from 0 to 60 in 6.6 seconds and the estimated fuel consumption will be somewhere around 33mpg, and it is going to depend on the engine, whether you chose the 2.0 liter or 1.5-liter engine and whether it is a manual or automatic transmission.
The 2018 Honda Civic Coupe is going to be a very good addition to your garage. It is a great comfortable, sophisticated little sports coupe with a great engine lineup with some good fuel economy. The history of this model is a history made by fans of street racing and car enthusiasts. During the time this model was just an average car, they made it look and feel like a sports car. In the end, the company said: “why not?”. The current 10th generation is everything fans wanted from it, although it became a little bit heavier, but they will think of something.
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