The New Year is upon us and that means the 2016 Detroit Auto Show is right around the corner.
Each year, the North American International Auto Show plays host to numerous worldwide debuts, with last year’s show stunning the crowd with the new Ford GT, Shelby GT350R and production Acura NSX, to name a few. There will certainly be some surprises at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, but here are AutoGuide.com‘s top 10 most anticipated debuts that have been confirmed to make a public appearance from January 11-24, 2016.
The all-new 2016 Honda Civic impressed our editors with its upscale style and new turbo engine, and has won the AutoGuide.com 2016 Car of the Year Award.
The completely redesigned Civic is Honda’s most popular car and it is obvious that this 10th-generation model breathes life back into the storied nameplate.
'Congratulations to the team at Honda,' said AutoGuide Group Editorial Director Colum Wood. 'The new Civic is easily the best all-around package I’ve driven, not just this year, but in a very long time. It’s premium, yet sporty, and I just love that new turbocharged engine. A car that’s this good, with Honda’s reputation for quality, reliability and durability, just doesn’t come along every day.'
Instead of benchmarking segment competitors, Honda aspired to hit quality levels seen in more upscale brands like Mercedes-Benz or Audi, and it shows. With a beautiful interior, quality materials, solid fit and finish, and a mature yet fresh design, the Civic has huge value for drivers looking for an affordable sedan with a high-end look and feel.
Mirroring the tasteful interior design, the exterior also gets a stylish new look that is both sophisticated and unique. There’s also some impressive engineering underneath the handsome exterior, with the biggest news being forced induction. There’s also a staggering amount of technology and safety features available.
The Honda Civic has always combined practicality, fuel economy, affordability, safety, reliability and versatility in one package, and now it can add style, technology and performance back to its repertoire. For this any many other reasons, the Civic has once again become a segment leader.
The 2015 L.A. Auto Show will host at least 50 vehicle debuts, many of which will be global premieres.
There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re an automotive enthusiast or a car shopper. The AutoGuide team will be on hand to deliver full coverage of every major debut with articles, photos and our first look videos.
We’ve also got a sneak peek at the biggest world premieres with our Top 10 list of the most anticipated debuts of the 2015 LA Auto Show.
The new Honda Civic Coupe has been spotted testing before its official debut next week at the LA Auto Show.
These shots give us our first look at the production version of the Civic Coupe, which has been toned down quite a bit compared to the Civic Coupe Concept that was shown off at the New York Auto Show. Though it doesn’t look as aggressive, the car does retain what looks to be the same electric green exterior color.
According to Honda, the coupe will have “even sportier lines” than the sedan, which can be seen in the sloping roofline. The same engines found in the Civic sedan, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque and a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque will be offered in the coupe.
The new 2016 Civic goes on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 12 and will be sold only in sedan form at launch. The coupe will join the lineup shortly afterwards while a hatchback, Si and Type R model will all join the range sometime in the future.
Check back to AutoGuide.com next week for live photos and details on the Civic Coupe live from the LA Auto Show.
The 2015 SEMA Show kicks off next week and the Las Vegas Convention Center will be packed with hundreds of the wildest modified rides.
While most high-profile projects are typically kept under wraps until the show opens its doors, some builders and automakers preview what they will showcase ahead of time. There’s a lot to be excited about this year based on what has already been announced, so AutoGuide.com has compiled a Top 10 list of the most anticipated cars of the 2015 SEMA Show.
The Tokyo Motor Show is where we can see the latest and greatest cars and concepts from the Asian automakers. Expect to see new concepts from Mazda, Toyota and Honda. For example, Mazda will be showcasing a concept car that previews a new sports car and their CX-9 large crossover. Toyota is expected to show off something that teases an upcoming sports car, in addition to a closer look at the Prius, while Honda has a slew of new mobility concepts to share. Of course, we’ll have the latest information on production vehicles including the new Honda fuel-cell vehicle and a hybrid Odyssey. Check it all out right here.
What new vehicle should be Car of the Year? Here’s your chance to decide.
The AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards are back and we’re once again giving you, our readers, the opportunity to vote on what the best car of 2016 should be.
In addition to the overall Car of the Year award, there are six other categories where you can vote for your favorite including Truck of the Year, Sports Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year, Utility Vehicle of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Voting will run until November 6th and once we tabulate all the results, the winners will be announced November 16th. Then we’ll be presenting each of the automakers with a shiny new award that they’ll proudly display.
Brought to you by Discount Tire, one lucky winner will received a new set of tires.
The Honda Civic Type R is getting more extreme each time it is spied testing.
Last time AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers caught the Civic Type R on camera, it was sporting a trio of exhaust tips and now the Japanese automaker has been caught testing a prototype on the Nurburgring. Instead of the strange Acura front end seen on the last set of spy photos, this looks to be the real deal, sporting aggressive styling and a massive rear spoiler that was previously missing on other mules. And once again, the triple exhaust setup in the rear can be seen, hinting that it will make its way to production.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will continue to be powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine, but its power output is likely to increase from the current 306-horsepower figure. The current Civic Type R goes 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds and holds the Nurburgring record for the fastest front-wheel drive car with a lap time of 7:50.
It is believed that this is the Civic Type R that will make its way to the U.S.
The 9th generation Civic never really seemed to get it right.
Class average rather than a class leader, the 2012-2015 seemed to have lost some of that MojoHonda compacts are world famous for.
Well, for 2016 it appears that the Civic is back. Rebuilt from the ground up the new 10th generation Civic is nothing like last year’s model.
Honda claims this is the biggest complete redesign the Civic has ever received. The goal with the 10thgeneration car is to recapture some of the sporty character the Civic used to be known for, but was lacking in the last generation. It’s two inches wider and one inch lower, built on a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase.
The new look has a lot of 2016 Accord up front and a blend of Insight, Crosstour and FCV Clarity in the back. Sitting ahead of the large front fender flares are available LED headlights, much like Acura’s jewel eyes. As well, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights are standard.
Trying to remind us that it’s not all about family sedans, Earth Dreams, Magic Seats and crossovers, Honda has pulled the wraps off its wild Project 2&4 Concept, an open-air vehicle that combines a motorcycle with a car.
The Project 2&4 Concept made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it has a car chassis but is powered by a 999-cc V4 engine lifted from a superbike that revs to 14,000 rpm. Take a second to take in how epic that is.
That engine pumps out 215 hp and 87 lb-ft of torque and power makes it to the ground via a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The engine is mounted mid-ship, which helps give the concept a low center of gravity and fantastic responsiveness.
As Honda’s answer to something like the KTM X-Bow, the car has a floating seat and doesn’t have a cabin or windshield. More importantly, it weighs just 893 pounds, so chances are this thing will drive like a go-kart on steroids. It’s only 120 inches long, 72 wide and 39 high.
This concept is the result of an annual global Honda contest that encourages its design teams to go wild.
There’s very little chance that this concept will ever make it to production, but that doesn’t stop us from really, really wanting one.
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