The mega-sporty, aggressively stanced Honda Civic Concept that debuted in New York was a stylized peek at what's to come this fall when the 10th-gen Civic rolls into dealer showrooms.
Now, thanks to some detective work by , we have a better idea of what the production spec Civic coupe and sedan will look like, thanks to patent drawings they have unearthed.
First, the coupe—it's not quite as aggressive as the slammed, be-winged show car, which isn't surprising. Given that these patent sketches usually depict lower trim models, the more staid appearance is to be expected. Props to Honda, however, for carrying the show car's dramatic taillamp treatment over to production:
Hopefully, the Si will have a lot more of the concept's visual mojo when it inevitably breaks cover.
The sedan (shown at the top of the page) has been the real mystery, and here's what to expect: same visual language as the coupe, more doors, and equally dramatic taillamps, though they don't stretch the width of the rear decklid. There's a bit of a four-door-coupe coupe going on here, and that's not a bad thing.
Honda has the opportunity to make a lot of noise with Civic version 10, so we hope that they deliver on the promise they set forth in NYC. There's nothing discouraging in these images, so take that as a good sign.
For the rest of the angles (there are front, rear, and profile views, too), .