Out back, triangular taillight assemblies sit at each corner of the car, with an LED light strip running across the top of the trunk to connect them. Large, separate parallelogram shapes serve as the reversing lights, while a subtle spoiler sits atop the trunklid. Black plastic dominates the bottom of the rear fascia, with faux-mesh designs meant to simulate air vents and a diffuser.
Dimensionally, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe has a 2.9-inch longer wheelbase than today’s model, and its body grows 1.9 inches in width. But its overall length is 5.5 shorter than the Civic sedan, and the car’s front overhang has been shortened to lend it a sportier stance. Interior room is, however, up by 8.4 cubic feet, and Honda says legroom for backseat passengers increases be an incredible 5 inches.
As in the sedan, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe will offer two new powertrains. Lower-spec models (likely the LX and EX trims) will use a 2.0-liter inline-four VTEC engine good for 158 hp and 138 lb-ft, with either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual offered. With the CVT, Honda predicts fuel economy of 31/41 mpg (city/highway). Moving up the trim level chain brings a 1.5-liter turbo-four, good for 174 hp and 162 lb-ft. Available only with the CVT, this engine is expected to return 31/42 mpg.