Considering the outgoing model of the Honda Civic is quite fresh and only received some minor modifications last year, you would probably think that several years would pass before the new Honda introduces a new model. But guess what it’s already here with us-the new 2018 Honda Civic sedan.
A surprise announcement was made that the brand new model will be using a new platform than its predecessors. This platform it is said, will lower the cost of the cars as well as making the car to have a better driveability.
Many complains have since been recorded about the outgoing model which was quite poor than even the older versions. The following review has been prepared using all available sources of the new 2018 Honda Civic coupe we could find.
2018 Honda Civic exterior
Just like before, the new 2018 Honda Civic make use of similar styling as the hatchback. As a result, we expect a similar anterior design to the brand new Civic type R sedan which Honda is quoted saying it will be the father of the new model.
This in essence means that there will be new LED headlights and fog lights as well as more aggressive front bumper and revamped windshield style. Other trim levels like the 2018 Honda Civic Coupe S will also share the same design as the Type R hatchback.
The aforementioned model would come with a special body kit, 18” wheels and high performance breaks. Its suspension would also be altered to adjustable dampers which would make it possible for the drivers to have a customized experience.
2018 Honda Civic interior
As far as the interior of the new 2018 Honda Civic goes, then Honda made a public announcement that assured would-be buyers of a completely new one and not just for the coupe alone.
This cabin would be driver oriented than ever before and would come with enviable quality materials. In retrospect to the msrc of $17,000, standard features that should be expected will include; a 6 speaker audio system, air conditioning as well as all electric equipment.
The top of the range model together with the S version will most likely use a leather upholstery, sporty seats, automatic climate control and satellite navigation.
Engine for 2018 Honda Civic
The brand new 2018 Honda Civic coupe will feature a few different engines. Considering that the new 2018 Honda Civic would be making use of a totally different platform, you would think that the new sedan would come with different engines but Honda will actually be carrying over previous model’s engines as well.
The base engine would be a 1.8L inline 4 just like the previous model’s. It will be making 142 hp and 130 pounds of torque and will go ahead and achieve 36 mpg with a Continuous Variable Transmission gearbox.
Next on offer is the 2.4L capacity engine which will be available in the 2018 Honda Civic Si model. This engine would be able to make 200 hp and 170 pounds of torque. Unlike the standard version it will only be made available with a six-speed manual transmission.
2018 Honda Civic price and release date
The pricing details still remain under wraps with no public announcements having been made. Nevertheless, rumours suggests a possible release date of early 2018.
The pricing details still remain shrouded in mystery, speculation suggests a possible starting price of around 24,000 USD for the base model and a maximum of 30,000 USD for the top most trim level.