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Honda made a statement earlier this year at the New York Auto Show when it unveiled the 2016 Civic Concept. Bold styling and a nuclear green paint job showed Honda was serious about the next generation Civic. Almost 6 months later, the folks at Honda have given us a first look at the all-new 2016 Civic Sedan. Entering its tenth generation, the Civic is a new-from-the-ground-up design, aimed at getting back to the sportier roots of past models. The body is now 2 inches wider, sits 1 inch lower and features a fastback style tail, with a sportier and more compact front bumper.

The 2016 Civic will have two powertrain options. All EX and LX trims will receive a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder, while a 1.5-liter turbocharged variant will be available on EX-T and EX-L trims. All CVT (continuously variable transmission) and 6-speed manual transmissions are available for the 2.0-liter, but the turbocharged models can only be had with a CVT. Both models are expected to exceed fuel economy estimates of 40 mpg. Inside, the interior gains 3.7-cubic feet of space, making it the largest cabin in the compact segment. Coupe, high-performance, and hatchback models will be available as the Civic enters production later this year.