2016 Honda Civic Coupe and Clarity Fuel Cell to Debut in LA
There’s still a few months left in “The Year of Honda,” and the Japanese automaker is looking to make the most of them. The company just announced its plans for next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, which include the world premiere of the 2016 Civic Coupe and the North American debut of the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.
Honda says the Civic Coupe will be launching over the next 18 months, and will join the Civic Sedan model that goes on sale nationwide this Thursday. According to Honda, the new coupe will showcase “even sportier lines” than its sedan counterpart, but will boast the same features and two new powertrain options.
The Coupe will become the second tenth-gen Civic that Honda has debuted this year, and there are at least three still to come. Unveilings of the new high-performance Si models, a 5-door hatchback, and the first-ever US Civic Type R model are still to come.
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell five-passenger sedan already had its world premiere at last month’s Tokyo Auto Show, but its stint at the LA Auto Show will mark its American debut. The first production fuel cell sedan to put its entire fuel cell stack entire fuel cell stack and drivetrain system in its front engine compartment, the new Clarity Fuel Cell has a driving range of over 300 miles and a three-minute refueling time. The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in the US next year after it launches in Japan this coming March.
Debuts at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show will take place from November 16th to the 19th, and will be open to the public from the 20th to the 29th.