On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the gear selector position is also displayed. A dual-stage air intake, a lightweight powertrain and optimized gearing further add to the performance character of the vehicle. The Civic Coupe is available with either a 5-speed manual transmission standard or an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission available. The 2006 Honda Civic Coupe shares no exterior sheetmetal with the Civic Sedan, though the cars look similar from the windshield pillars forward. The rear seat folds down to expand cargo capacity, but is not split. The sedan and coupe each have 100 percent unique sheetmetal and unique proportions such as wheelbase, height and windshield angle.
The steering is linear and quick, and the brake pedal feels great underfoot. Multiple powertrains for 2006 range from 197-horsepower high performance to 51 mpg gas-sipping hybrid to an all-around performer with two body styles, representing one of the most diverse vehicles in the industry. These airbags are designed to minimize the potential for airbag injury while providing head and chest protection for the occupants in the event of a frontal collision. Additional features include a low friction design with single cone synchronizers in all gears and high capacity bearings throughout. A new feature for 2006 is the addition of push button selection for directing air through the various vents inside the vehicle, i.
The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe share the same 1. Wheel openings on both minimize the gap between the tire and the body to some of the lowest levels in the industry of just 1. The direct control, along with gear ratios closely matched to the output curve of the engine, help to deliver more power at just the right time to provide overall vehicle performance competitive to vehicles with 4-speed automatic transmissions, yet more horsepower. The 6-speaker locations - two tweeter locations on the dashboard, two 6. Like the sedan, vehicle weight has increased by approximately 5 percent on each trim level. Powertrain The Civic Coupe benefits from a new generation of Honda engine technology that provides performance similar to a 2. The new Civic Coupe is still less practical than the Civic Sedan, but moves solidly into expressive and aspirational territory with a big dose of style and refinement.
Based on this research, a two-tier instrument panel was devised that also takes advantage of the generous dashboard space from the steeply raked windshield. The front track is 1. Gone is the normal valve timing, replaced by two fundamentally greater extremes. The 5-speed manual transmission has also been redesigned into a more lightweight and compact unit that minimizes power-robbing rotating mass and adds a rotating select link for quick and direct gear changes. Overall height has been reduced by 1. The system is efficient and lightweight compared to traditional setups.
The 2006 Civic represents an extreme transformation of design and dynamics. The front climate controls on the Civic are mounted centrally on the instrument panel for easy accessibility and feature rotary knobs for temperature settings and fan control 7-speeds. Pumping losses are reduced when the variable valve timing allows an intake valve to remain open for a brief time period as the piston begins its compression stroke. For 2006, the Civic Coupe is more exclusive from its sedan counterpart than ever before with a shorter wheelbase and 100 percent unique sheet metal. Opening the throttle valve wider, in other words, widening the path that the air flows through - reduces pumping losses to result in a significant improvement in engine efficiency.
Interior The Civic Coupe interior, with its sporty personalized space, more closely matches its sleek exterior. The 5-speed automatic transmission - among the first in the entry level compact class - is all new for 2006 and improves on the previous 4-speed automatic design with a wider overall ratio that maximizes acceleration in gears one through four and optimizes fuel economy in its overdrive fifth gear. . When the key is put in the ignition, the illumination ramps up to 100 percent in one second - warming up for the drive ahead. The Civic Enters a New Dimension The 2006 Civic Coupe has been reduced 0.
If the Civic were its own individual brand, annual sales in excess of 300,000 would make it the 13th top selling brand in the United States out of more than 40 possible brands. Instrument panel illumination on all models except the Si uses a blue color scheme with white backlit buttons. A digital speedometer, fuel gauge and engine temperature gauge are housed in the upper level to be more in-line with the drivers line-of-sight, resulting in shorter eye movements between the most commonly referenced gauges and the road. The new controls add a touch of class and simplify mode selection. And the rear of the coupe is entirely different from the sedan. Quiet and responsive, the silky powertrain provides good punch off the line, managed by a fluid gearbox and a light clutch.
This front airbag system features front passenger seat weight sensors and a driver seat position sensor designed to further enhance occupant protection. Model line-up For 2006 Honda Civic Coupe is offered in three trim levels. A new 5-speed automatic transmission available extracts this extra power to its fullest potential. An expressive and futuristic design with exciting performance and a dedication to providing advanced safety technology set the Civic apart from the competition. Cumulatively, Civic has reached 16 million customers globally and 7 million in the United States, where it has been the best selling retail compact car for the past nine years.
When the ignition is turned on, the illuminated instrument needles and annunciator lights come on, indicating all systems are go. This provides a large cushion to help protect the front passenger while reducing the likelihood of injury resulting from airbag deployment. From a performance standpoint, the new manual transmission has a higher torque capacity and a shorter, firmer and more direct shift feel. For the first time ever, the coupe rides on a coupe-unique wheelbase 104. During a lower speed collision, the airbag inflators are triggered in sequence, resulting in overall airbag deployment with less initial force. This reduces the actual intake air volume. The Civic was the seventh best selling vehicle overall in 2004 and third best selling passenger car.