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Spied: Next Honda Civic Coupe Keeps Concept's Full-Width Taillights

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/15/2015 Karla Sanchez

The Honda Civic concept that we fell in love with at the 2015 New York auto show may not look so different in production form. Spy photographers snapped photos of a camouflaged Civic Coupe testing in the Mojave Desert, and just like we had hoped, the production version looks strikingly similar to the glowing green show car.

Looking through the camouflage, we can see that the mule keeps the same overall design aesthetic up front, albeit a bit more toned down. Although the large side air intakes on the lower front fascia may have shrunk a bit, the Civic mule keeps the same U-shaped grill with the same angular headlights integrated into it. While the headlights have simpler internal elements than the ones on the concept, we’re happy to see the LED accents remain in place at the outer edge of the lights. We can also see that the concept’s tiny side mirrors have grown to normal size on the production version.

Without the large rear wing on the trunklid, we also get a really good sense of what the Civic’s rear end will look like. Thankfully, the signature LED light track wrapped around the trunk stays in place on the production version, as well as the angular taillights and the chiseled haunches. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

The Honda Civic Coupe took the New York show by surprise with its fresh, sporty, and aggressive new look. The compact easily became one of our favorites of the show, with Detroit editor Scott Burgess calling it “incredibly beautiful.” As for what will power the next-gen Civic, count on seeing a turbocharged 1.5-liter I-4 somewhere in the lineup. We don’t know too many other details about the car, but we do know we’re crazy about the design. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Spied: Next Honda Civic Coupe Keeps Concept's Full-Width Taillights

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