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

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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