Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2014 Honda Civic Lineup Shows Its Updates at the LA Auto Show


For the 2014 model year, Honda added a series of updates to its Civic lineup, including sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe, interior upgrades for all Civic models, a new available CVT, increased engine performance on all models except Natural Gas and Hybrid, as well as several new available features.

Following the refresh of the Civic Sedan styling for 2013, the 2014 Civic Coupe also received a series of exterior changes including a more aggressive grille, fender, hood and headlight design. Additional exterior updates include new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors and new wheel designs, with larger size wheels on some models.

On the inside, the 2014 Civic Coupe features new seat fabrics, door panel trim and audio panel color coordination.

The Civic Coupe also gets performance enhancements, including revised suspension tuning with higher spring rates and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar. A revised exhaust system raises power output by 3 horsepower to 143 hp and 1 lb-ft of torque to 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) on the 1.8-liter model. Finally, Civic EX and EX-L Coupe models get new steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Additionally, Civic Si Coupe models get a unique lower front bumper garnish, larger rear decklid spoiler, and distinctive front and rear air diffusers, as well as larger 18-inch wheels and tires (Civic Si Sedan too).

The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan come with revised suspension tuning, with higher spring rates, new dampers and stiffer rear stabilizer bar. The output of the 2.4-liter engineis boosted to 205 horsepower (+4hp) and 174 lb-ft of torque (+4 lb-ft) via a retuned exhaust system.

For the 2014 model year, the Coupe and the Sedan feature an all-new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that provides quicker and smoother acceleration and improves fuel efficiency. The new CVT replaces the 5-speed automatic gearbox (except on the Civic Natural Gas). The Civic Hybrid retains its current CVT.

All 2014 Honda Civic models get new features including a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen control center with optional navigation function, Smart Entry with Push Button start, expanded view driver's mirror and Honda LaneWatch blind spot display, plus available auto on/off headlights and power driver seat with 8-way adjustability.

The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe will launch on December 4, 2013, followed by the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas early in 2014, and the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in the spring.

By Dan Mihalascu


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