The 2017 Honda Civic sedan has been spotted in Melbourne ahead of the Australian launch next month.
An all-new fastback-style shape gives the Civic sedan a very modern look, even when parked next to a 2016 Honda Jazz – arguably a modern looking car itself.
Besides a sharper redesign which would perhaps give the vehicle a sportier look, the hybrid variant is going to return much-improved over the 2015 model. Honda’s revamp of its R&D approach is going to result in a new standalone plug-in hybrid nameplate by 2018, and the electrified powertrain enhancements would surely spill over to the Accord PHEV.
There is also word that Honda’s best-seller is going to be turbocharged with a smaller engine the same way the Civic is with its 1.5T engine. No official confirmation has been given by the car maker, but a juicier engine that helps the sedan lose some weight would be very welcome.
As it stands, the Honda Accord Coupe doesn’t handle quite as sporty as it looks, but it does just about everything else well, striking a good balance between power, comfort and practicality in a stylish two-door body. And that, perhaps more than anything, is the secret to this car’s continued existence.