2016 Honda Civic Coupe, Clarity Fuel Cell Coming to L.A.

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After revealing the radical Civic concept coupe this spring, Honda will debut the production Civic coupe at the Los Angeles auto show later this month. The new model will be on display alongside the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan. Honda hasn’t released a teaser image for the 2016 Civic Coupe, but it should look similar to the concept. In fact, expect the production version to arrive largely unchanged from the concept we saw earlier, minus the 20-inch show wheels and the full-width taillight design. The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe should receive the same powertrains as the new sedan that goes on sale this week. That means we should look for a 174-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injected inline-four engine as well as a 158-hp 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder. On the sedan, drivers can opt for a CVT or six-speed manual. After the coupe debuts, Honda will eventually bring out Si models, a five-door hatch, and the high-performance Civic Type R for the U.S. Meanwhile, the Clarity Fuel Cell will hit the stage for the first time in North America after bowing at the Tokyo motor show in October. The debut comes eight years after Honda brought out its predecessor, the FCX Clarity, at the L.A. auto show. The new Clarity, which is scheduled to hit U.S. markets in 2016, features a smaller fuel cell stack, although power density has been increased by 50 percent. The model promises 300 miles of driving range. Source: Honda