Honda Civic Concept

Honda surprised press during a preview day for the 2015 New York auto show by unveiling a new generation of its compact Civic model in concept form.

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Honda Civic Concept

The concept was presented as a two-door coupe with youthful styling, a departure from the current, mature-looking Civic.

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Honda Civic Concept

Honda tends to stick pretty close to its concept designs when they hit production.

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Honda Civic Concept

Big air intakes line the front, below LED headlights, which could make it to the production version.

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Honda Civic Concept

Although Honda showed the coupe version, the company said it would be releasing a full range based on this design, including a four-door and a hatchback.

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Honda Civic Concept

More exciting, Honda promises not only an Si version, but also a high performance Civic Type-R for the US.

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Honda Civic Concept

The new Civic will come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine using direct injection to maximize power and efficiency.

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Honda Civic Concept

Transmission options will include a continuously variable transmission and a six-speed manual with short throws.

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Honda Civic Concept

The large wing on the back and the center exhaust may be reserved for sport versions, such as the Si and the Type-R.

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Honda Civic Concept

The Civic remains a front-wheel-drive car.

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Honda Civic Concept

Hatchback and four-door versions will require a higher roofline at the rear.

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Honda Civic Concept

Honda will offer a rearview camera and its Lane Watch technology, which shows the driver a camera view down the right side of the car.

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Honda Civic Concept

Adaptive cruise control will be available, rarely found in the Civic's segment.

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Honda Civic Concept

The Civic lays claim to a 1972 origin, with uninterrupted production for 43 years.

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Honda Civic Concept

Taillights run all along the rear deck lid, a design made feasible by LED lighting.

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Honda Civic Concept

The center exhaust uses a geometric design, similar to cues in the European Civic model.

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Honda Civic Concept

Honda will likely show the production version of its new Civic at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the fall.

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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Honda Civic Concept

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