Honda Civic (tenth generation)

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Honda Civic
Tenth generation (FC/FK)
2017 Honda Civic EX VTEC CVT 1.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ProductionOctober 2015–present
Model years2016–present
DesignerJarad Hall (S - 2013)[1]
Guy Melville-Brown (C - 2013)[2]
Daisuke Tsutamori (H - 2014)[3]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style2-door coupe (FC3/FC4) (North America)
4-door sedan (FC1/FC2/FC5)
5-door hatchback (FK4/FK7)
RelatedHonda CR-V (fifth generation)
Honda Insight (third generation)
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L R16B i-VTEC SOHC I4
1.8 L R18Z1 i-VTEC SOHC I4
2.0 L K20C1 VTEC turbocharged DOHC I4
2.0 L K20C2 i-VTEC DOHC I4
1.0 L P10A2 VTEC turbocharged DOHC I3
1.5 L L15B7 Turbocharged DOHC I4
1.6 L N16 i-DTEC I4 (turbo-diesel)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length
  • Coupe: 4,492 mm (176.9 in)
  • Sedan: 4,630 mm (182.3 in)
  • Hatchback: 4,519 mm (177.9 in)
Width1,799 mm (70.8 in)
Height
  • Coupe: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
  • Sedan: 1,416 mm (55.7 in)
  • Hatchback: 1,429 mm (56.3 in)
Curb weight
  • Coupe: 1,242–1,310 kg
    (2,738–2,888 lb)
  • Sedan: 1,244–1,326 kg
    (2,743–2,923 lb)
  • Hatchback: 1,277–1,362 kg
    (2,815–3,003 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Civic (ninth generation)

The tenth generation Honda Civic was released in November 2015 in the North American market, 2016 in Europe and Asia Pacific replacing the ninth generation Honda Civic.

Overview[edit]

The Civic is based on the all-new Honda compact global platform.[4]

It utilizes higher grade steel, the unit body is 68 lb (31 kg) lighter than the prior model and the center of gravity has been reduced 0.6 in (15 mm). The sedan's wheelbase is 1.2 in (30 mm) longer with rear disc brakes made standard. To minimize NVH the Civic adds fluid-filled suspension bushings. A dual pinion steering system is introduced along with a thicker and more rigid 1.2 in (30 mm) diameter steering column for improved steering feel; additionally, the steering gear ratio is variable, with 2.2 turns lock-to-lock compared to 3.1 turns lock-to-lock from the previous model and a quicker 10.93:1 steering ratio.[5]

The exterior features standard LED DRLs and C-shaped LED taillights. For the 1.5L turbo variant, it is distinguished by a different set of headlamps and a rear wing spoiler as standard in certain markets in Asia while for the US market, it can be distinguished by a rear decklid spoiler.

Facelift[edit]

2019 Civic facelift

The Civic's restyled design available as a 2019 model features Honda Sensing as standard and Sport Trim on Sedan and Coupe variants in the US market. Changes at the front features a black housing around the projector headlamps for the non turbo variant, restyled lower air splitter, piano black front grille, chrome/piano black accented foglamp trim and lower chrome trim/black diffuser trim at the rear bumper. The interior is mostly unchanged except with the inclusion of volume knobs for the 7-inch touchscreen display with additional buttons to adjust the fan speed for the air conditioner next to the climate button.

A new sport trim was added above the LX trim, adding rectangular centre exhaust, rear decklid spoiler and 18’’ alloy wheels. The facelift was first available in the US market on October 10, 2018.[6][7]

Vehicle variants[edit]

Standard models[edit]

Sedan[edit]

The production sedan for North American market was unveiled at the YouTube Space LA on September 16, 2015. Models include a choice of two engines: a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter I4 engine paired to either a six-speed manual or CVT transmission, or 1.5-liter turbocharged direct injected I4 engine with only a CVT transmission. The sedan's 2.0-liter engine paired with the CVT has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31/40/34 mpg (city/highway/combined).[8]

Coupe[edit]

The Civic Concept was unveiled in April at the 2015 New York Auto Show.[9]

The production coupe was unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, sales began during March 2016.[10]

Hatchback[edit]

The Civic Hatchback Prototype vehicle was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show; the production version was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.[11] The hatchback is developed jointly by Honda R&D teams in Europe and Japan, and manufactured in its Swindon, England plant.[12] US models went on sale in September 2016 (2017 MY).[13]

Early US models only come with a 1.5-liter turbo engine of either 174 or 180 hp (130 or 134 kW; 176 or 182 PS) with a CVT. European models went on sale in Spring 2017. Early models included a choice of 3 engines (1.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo, 1.6-liter diesel all with CVT).[14]

Performance models[edit]

Si[edit]

Honda Civic Si Sedan

The Civic Si Prototype was unveiled in November 2016 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. It is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine available exclusively with a 6 speed manual. Performance features include active shock absorbers, active steering and a limited-slip differential.[15]

Type R[edit]

Honda Civic Type R

The Type R Prototype was unveiled along with the production hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.[11][16] The prototype shared the same overall body as the regular hatchback but with a more performance-focused appearance. The Type R Prototype included unique brushed aluminium-effect paintwork, 20-inch piano black alloy wheels, a carbon fibre front splitter and a large rear spoiler.[17] A new entertaining video from Engineering Explained shines more light on the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine of the Civic Type R. With 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque, it’s quite powerful but also fuel efficient with a combined consumption of 25 miles per gallon.[18]

Regions[edit]

Interior

Production of the sedan began at Honda of Canada Manufacturing on October 20, 2015 and shortly later at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana began on October 27. Civic Hatchbacks are produced at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM).

The 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo engines used in North American Civic are manufactured in Anna, Ohio. The vehicles' automatic transmissions (CVTs) are sourced from Honda plants in Russells Point, Ohio and Celaya, Mexico.

Australia[edit]

Imported from Thailand, the launch of the current generation Civic sedan in Australia, sales of the Honda model shot up almost 50 percent.[19] It has about 23 percent of private market share, matching performance of the best sellers in the segment.[20][21] Honda does not compete in fleet or rental market.[21] The biggest seller is the RS contributing to over 25 per cent of sales,[21] while 60 percent of sales is made up of the turbocharged models in the line-up.[22] The hatchback was launched in May 2017.[22]

Brunei Darussalam[edit]

Happy Motoring (Honda's sole distributor) unveiled the tenth generation Civic on August 26, 2016. It is offered with a reworked 1.6 L i-VTEC engine that produces 125 PS (123 hp; 92 kW) or a 1.5 L VTEC turbocharged engine that produces 173 PS (171 hp; 127 kW) coupled to a 7 simulated gears CVT with paddle shift are offered.[23] As before, the Civic is offered with premium pricing of US$26,000 to US$35,000, and they continue to be imported from Thailand for to allow competitive pricing structures.

China[edit]

The tenth generation Civic was launched in China on April 14, 2016. The only engines available are the 1.0 litre turbocharged P10A1 and the 1.5 litre turbocharged L15B8 engine paired with 6 speed manual and CVT gearboxes. Trim levels for the Chinese market are known as the 180TURBO CVT, 180TURBO manual, 220TURBO CVT and 220TURBO manual and pricing is between 115,900 yuan and 169,900 yuan (17,140 to 25,120 USD).[24]

Indonesia[edit]

The tenth generation Civic sedan was launched on April 7, 2016 at the 24th Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta by Honda Prospect Motor. It uses the newer 1.5 L L15B7 I4 i-VTEC engine with a turbocharger. The hatchback was also launched on June 9, 2017, and uses the same engine as the sedan, and is available in S and E types with a CVT transmission only. The facelifted version of the sedan was launched on February 21, 2019.

Japan[edit]

The Civic was revived for the Japanese Domestic Market in 2017, after a seven-year hiatus that skipped the ninth generation except for 750 units of the UK-built Type R.[25][26] The tenth generation Civic line was revealed in Japan on July 27, 2017 and sales began there on September 29, 2017. It is available in both sedan and hatchback forms.[27]

Malaysia[edit]

On June 9, 2016, the Civic was launched in Malaysia with only the sedan body style which was offered with three variants: 1.8L, 1.5L Turbo and 1.5L Turbo Premium.[28]

Pakistan[edit]

Honda Atlas revealed the model for Pakistan on July 22, 2016. At the time of launch, three variants were offered, the: i-VTEC, i-VTEC Oriel and VTEC Turbo. i-VTEC and i-VTEC Oriel trims come with 1.8-liter engine with CVT while the VTEC Turbo has a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with a 7 speed sequential CVT. Due to engine knock issues the 1.5-liter turbocharged variant was discontinued for an unknown period of time in March 2017. Later on April 9, 2019 the Civic 1.5-liter turbocharged was relaunched with a few changes along with the other two variants (i-VTEC, i-VTEC Oriel) the VTEC Turbo was launched as an RS variant with few cosmetic changes.

Philippines[edit]

The tenth generation Civic was launched in the Philippines on April 26, 2016. It is offered in 2 trim levels, 1.5 E and 1.5 RS Turbo. 2 engine choices are offered, the 1.8-litre naturally aspirated with i-VTEC technology carried over from the previous generation model produces 141 hp (105 kW) and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) of torque (E trim) and the new 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo produces 173 hp (129 kW) and 220 N⋅m (160 lb⋅ft) of torque, equipped with turbocharger (RS trim). Both engines are mated to Earth-Dreams continuously variable transmission (CVT). All Philippine-market Civics are imported from Thailand.[29]

The facelifted version of the Civic was launched in April 2019.[30]

Singapore[edit]

The Civic sedan was launched by the local dealership with a choice of a 1.6L or 1.5L turbo in July 2016, and facelifted in January 2019. For a limited period of time, the hatchback form was offered as well however in limited units from 2017 till mid-2018.[31][32]

Thailand[edit]

Honda Automobile Thailand debuted the Civic on March 12, 2016.[33] Choices include E, EL, Turbo and Turbo RS, a redeveloped 1.8-litre naturally aspirated with i-VTEC technology that produces 141 hp (105 kW) and 174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) of torque (E, EL) and the new 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO produces 173 hp (129 kW) and 220 N⋅m (160 lb⋅ft) of torque, achieved with the employment of turbocharger (Turbo, Turbo RS, Hatchback), and like the North American models, it does not come equipped with traditional i-VTEC (no lift change on camshaft profile) only valve timing adjusted. Both engines are mated to Earth-Dreams continuously variable transmission (CVT).[34] The facelifted Civic debuted at the Thailand International Motor Expo on November 28, 2018, with Turbo RS variant equipped with Honda Sensing and sports a piano black front grill on the exterior.

United Kingdom[edit]

The United Kingdom market introduced the Honda Civic to the UK market in 2017. It first arrived in the hatchback model, with the sedan model joining the lineup in 2018.[35]

Safety[edit]

NHTSA IIHS ANCAP Euro NCAP [36] ASEAN NCAP
Overall 5 stars Small overlap frontal offset Good Overall 34.68 pts. 5 stars Overall 5 stars Overall 5 stars
Frontal Driver 5 stars Moderate overlap frontal offset Good Frontal Offset 14.75 pts. Adult Occupant 35 pts. 92% Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) 14.74 pts.
Frontal Passenger 5 stars Side impact Good Pole 2 pts. Child Occupant 36.9 pts. 75% Child Occupant Protection (COP) 86%
Side Driver 5 stars Roof strength Good Side Impact 14.93 pts. Pedestrian 31.7 pts. 75%
Side Passenger 5 stars Front crash prevention Good Whiplash Protection Good Safety Assist 10.7 pts. 88%
Side Pole Driver 5 stars Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease of Use Acceptable Pedestrian Protection Good
Rollover 5 stars Headlights Poor ESC Standard

Awards[edit]

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