NEW YORK -- Just three years after giving its Civic compact a major overhaul, Honda is doing it again.
The automaker unveiled a concept for a new Civic coupe today at the New York auto show and said a redesigned 2016 Civic sedan and coupe will arrive in showrooms this fall.
The latest compact is based on a new global platform developed by Honda over the last three years, and it has a distinctly American pedigree. Honda’s technical center in Ohio led the car’s engineering and the company’s design studio in California oversaw styling, said Guy Melville-Brown, a Honda designer who worked on the new Civic’s exterior styling.
“This is the first time the Civic has been born in America,” he said.
Melville-Brown promised the new Civic will have sporty proportions, with the windshield moved toward the rear, a shorter front overhang and longer rear overhang than the current Civic.