Riding on an all-new platform it shares with the sedan, the coupe packs new powertrain options, segment-busting refinement and aggressive new styling.
The wheelbase is nearly three inches longer and the body is nearly two inches wider, giving the sleek coupe more appealing proportions than its cab-forward predecessor. Interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear legroom has been increased more than five inches.
Compared with the new Civic sedan, the coupe is an inch lower and 5.5 inches shorter. Nearly all body panels and glass, from the windshield back, is unique to the coupe.
“We took the philosophy of the sedan and cranked up the volume. Everything had to get a little louder,” Guy Melville-Brown, exterior design leader, said at the coupe’s debut here. “This car had to be more charismatic, more sporty, even more ambitious.”