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The Civic that showed us the interior was a 2016 Sedan. Looks to be a late stage model as the Camo is in full on psych mode and the shape is all but solidified. Probably testing calibration and instrumentation for the US market...

 

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Wow wow wow! Finally seeing it here it doesn't look nearly as long as some of the other spy photos that made it look Accord sized (maybe it was the size of the driver) even the rear overhand doesn't look as dramatic. This must be a base LX given the steel wheels (which would explain the interior shots as well having the 5" screen). And those look like those could be 17" steel wheels at that, no smaller than 16" i'd say which is nice. The shape looks great. The lines look good from what is visible. I was spot on guessing the projector beam headlights as well. Sad there is no visible exhaust/center mounted exhaust, but that could be an upper trim/coupe only feature as well.

I love the shape of the car. Nice high trunk and hood while keep the roof profile low and the windows narrow gives it a very chunky but planted look. Very sporty in my opinion. It doesn't look as anemic as the current sedan does. So excited to see more of the coupe now!!!!
 

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Rear overhang is massive, only real complaint, but thems the breaks of FWD. Regardless I'm curious about the aero effect from the new shape. Based on my rudimentary knowledge of aero, looks like the higher tail/less drastic roofline rake will reduce drag somewhat...
 

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Rear overhang is massive, only real complaint, but thems the breaks of FWD. Regardless I'm curious about the aero effect from the new shape. Based on my rudimentary knowledge of aero, looks like the higher tail/less drastic roofline rake will reduce drag somewhat...
Also, the windshield on the new civics is rounder? instead of being totally flat plane like the current ones this one has a rounded curve to the glass should also help with drag.
 

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Also, the windshield on the new civics is rounder? instead of being totally flat plane like the current ones this one has a rounded curve to the glass should also help with drag.
good point, the rounder shape helps the air flow around instead of just over. Reminds me slightly of LMP1 canopies with their oval-ish shape...

 

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good point, the rounder shape helps the air flow around instead of just over. Reminds me slightly of LMP1 canopies with their oval-ish shape...

Even the fenders which aerodynamically bleed into the belt line seem to play into that as well, helping to cut the air coming from the front and directed right through to the back.

Wind tunnel testing videos are a must.
 

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Here are some more recent spy photos of the Civic Prototype this time testing in Chicago. Not too much new to talk about here, but its always nice to see the prototype out on the street testing in the real world.



 

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Good find CanGuy, cheers. I think this is the best look we've been given at the sedans front end, for what its worth...
 

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Good find CanGuy, cheers. I think this is the best look we've been given at the sedans front end, for what its worth...
Agreed, and it gives a nice size comparison next to the woman standing there, though i'd venture a guess she's pretty short. It shows the civic isn't growing that much, not immediately noticeable at least. Though i can tell it is definitely wider. Which makes me happy. Loving the stance of the car overall. Can't wait to see the final versions (hopefully september).
 

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The first picture makes it seem almost Accord wide... which makes sense if they're going to share bones.

 

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Glad to see these pictures. Thanks for posting them. I just wish that we could see some of the rear end.
the back will be just as camo'd as the other sedans we've seen to date. You're not getting fine details until reveal...
 

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The first picture makes it seem almost Accord wide... which makes sense if they're going to share bones.

I figured most of the noticeable growth would be in the width. Not the length or height (which actually decreases supposedly). Its probably easier to scale this global platform in length rather than length. I don't mind the width gains tho. it'll help with handling.
 

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I like the width gain. Gives it a stronger presence.
That's what i've noticed and liked as well, specifically the bolder front fender with a much more well defined belt line, should give it a strong presence on the road among the competition.
 

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Agreed. I liked the 8th gen civic because they looked robust, grounded. The 9th got more defined character lines but i feel they almost look anorexic, like the sheetmetal is stretched too tight over the frame. The 10th gen has a good combo of both. A more substantial robust look. But also more defined and dramatic character lines that aren't common in this class of car.
 

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Agreed. I liked the 8th gen civic because they looked robust, grounded. The 9th got more defined character lines but i feel they almost look anorexic, like the sheetmetal is stretched too tight over the frame. The 10th gen has a good combo of both. A more substantial robust look. But also more defined and dramatic character lines that aren't common in this class of car.
I wonder how much wider it actually is than the 9th-gen Civic. I'm curious if the added width would make the Civic at all less popular or practical for narrow city roads.
 

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I wonder how much wider it actually is than the 9th-gen Civic. I'm curious if the added width would make the Civic at all less popular or practical for narrow city roads.
My guess is it won't grow or shrink in any dimension by more than an inch or two. nothing really that noticeable to the average car shopper. But that little bit of width can help handling alot.

My guesses would be (given the current civic is narrow even for its class) about 2 inches in width. About 2-3 inches in overall length. and a height reduction of about .25-.5 inches

Its not going to be anything insanely dramatic, but that little bit of width and lower height will lower center of gravity and potentially boost handling feel. Granted hoping honda does alot more than just that to enhance this cars handling performance and feel.
 
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