By on April 20, 2015


Recently unearthed by an enthusiast forum, above is just one of the renders for the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic. conducted a patent search for the 10th-gen model of the storied Civic, whereupon the forum found “official patent images” of the production-ready coupe and sedan variants; only the hatchback was not found as of this writing.

A few differences from the very-green concept that turned up in New York earlier this month include: less-aggressive, smaller lines and vents in the front and rear bumpers; the lack of a rear spoiler on the coupe — though said piece may likely be offered on high-performance models; and revised headlamps that retain the concept’s LED daytime lights. The coupe also retains the wraparound tail light on the concept, while the sedan does not receive the treatment.

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18 Comments on “Patent Search Reveals Images Of 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, Sedan...”

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    Finally the Civic does not have the mole cricket front end. I foresee Honda doing something with the asymmetric elongated dash. Something more in line with the Acura Civic/ILX.

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    It looks like a spin off of the Tiburon minus the extra doors and a spoiler. What funky tail lights.

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    For the tailights, the question is how much of it is actually taillights versus just cheap looking red reflectors like what Honda does with the Fit and did with the refreshed last gen Accord. I suspect, on the sedan at least, the part on the trunk will not actually be a light.

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    Sedan looks like a CIVIC CROSSTOUR……………………….

    Civic sedan design peaked with the 06-11 and has been in freefall ever since. Shame as the turbo engines should be a lot of fun.

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    It looks good to me, except for the mailbox slot that is the trunk opening. That coupe really should be a hatchback.

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      Absolutely. If manufacturers are insisting on these decklid-less designs these days for the sake of aerodynamics, why not actually benefit from this shape and make a real hatch out of it? In the style of the 1st gen Mazda6 ‘5 door’ hatchbacks or Hyundai’s old 01-06 Elantra GT.

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    Land Ark

    The rear in the profile pics just looks strange to me. Hopefully it translates better in reality.
    I really like the idea of a mini-Accord coupe. I think the Accord looks great and translating that onto a smaller platform seems like it would work.

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    Another coupe-intender sedan, driven by aero improvements and a march towards CAFE-2025 standards I assume. Time to start a ‘sedan decklid deathwatch’ series?

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    Honda it’s really time to hire outside help to re-define your house of design and put it back in order.

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    This is a little odd. CivicX did not link to the source of these images, which DO NOT comply with US Patent and Trademark Office requirements for drawings. They may be for another country. Also, bear in mind that an applicant may apply for a patent and then decide to go in a different direction design-wise.

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    The sedan looks very good. The six-window greenhouse makes it look bigger and more expensive, and I think it may also be a bit longer — probably competing with the Corolla and its enormous back seat.

    I find the coupe meh. But then I always find coupes on sedan platforms meh. They never (first-gen G35 aside) look good enough to justify the loss of doors.

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    I think that moving the front axle under the B-pillar, instead of the A-pillar, would really open up new packaging opportunities, plus reduce the danger of the front wheels crushing driver and passenger legs.

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    Wow! Honda’s design department must be a real circus. This has got to be one of the most bizarre designs ever.

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      Why do you feel that way? It doesn’t look better or worse than the rest of the jellybeans. I’m not disliking to and I usually hate everything drawing in crayon by today’s designers.

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    As Mr. Horse so eloquently put: No Sir, I don’t like it.

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    It looks like a Saturn SC300 or something…

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