Honda’s newest Civic Coupe promises to be livelier than its predecessor

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Honda will be pulling the wraps off its latest CivicCoupe at the L.A. Auto Show next week.

If our time with the Civic Sedan was any indication, the newest two-door Civic should be a boon to drive compared to its predecessor. It’s the second in a series of new models and body styles for the North American market – just in case you forgot, we’ll also see a hatchback and performance-oriented Si and Type R variants.

Honda hasn’t announced powertrain specs for the Civic Coupe, but it’s safe to say we’ll see the same engine options as the sedan. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder will be the base engine, rated at 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, while buyers can step up to a 1.5-litre turbo-four with 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque.

Honda's Civic Concept is a strong indicator of what to expect from the upcoming Civic Coupe.The base four-cylinder can be hooked up to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission, but the turbo-four is married to only the CVT.

As for the design, Honda says the Civic Coupe will wear “even sportier lines, with an intimate, high-tech interior.” If that’s not enough to go on, these leaked patent drawings and even Honda’s original Civic Concept should give you a good indication of what to expect.

The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off next week on November 18.

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