Honda Motor unveiled the tenth generation of its Civic small car Wednesday, aiming to reinvigorate its best-selling model at a time when many consumers are bypassing small sedans for sport utility vehicles.
The 2016 Civic, which will be sold worldwide, will have a sportier exterior design, a revamped interior and offer as either optional or standard equipment features such as automatic emergency braking and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity systems.
The new Civic is designed to deliver more than 40 miles (64 km) per gallon in highway driving, John Mendel, executive vice president of Honda's U.S. sales arm said in Detroit Wednesday. The 2015 Civic is rated at 29 miles (47 km) per gallon in city driving and 38 miles mpg (61 kmpg) in highway driving by U.S. regulators. Honda said it will disclose prices for the new Civic later, but Mendel said they will be in line with the current model, which starts at about $18,490.