It seems like Honda has been on a roll with Android. The 2016 Honda Pilot and Accord actually run Android 4.2.2. In addition the 2016 Accord has support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Yesterday Honda showed off its all new 2016 Honda Civic sedan on a live YouTube stream and announced among other things that the new Civic would be their next vehicle to debut with Android Auto.
In addition to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay the new Civic will debut with the following features.
- Available Honda Sensing – including Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
- New 2.0l 4cyl base engine with 155hp
- New available 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve DOHC inline-4 with 170hp
- 40mpg+ tagerted EPA gas mileage
- New Civic hatchback bodystyle
- Type R model for US market
- 7-inch high-definition Display Audio touchscreen
- Available LED exterior lighting, including new Honda LED headlights (in-line type), LED daytime running lights (standard) and distinctive C-shaped LED taillights (also standard)
- 25% more body rigidity
- 12% more aerodynamic
- Flush-mounted acoustic glass windshield
- Variable gear ratio steering
- Standard 4-wheel disc brakes
- Beefier front and rear stabilizer bars
- Agile Handling Assist brake-torque vectoring technology
- An additional 3.7 cubic feet of interior space
- 2 inches of added rear-seat legroom
- Trunk space has been increased by 2.6 cubic feet
- New Touring Trim level
- 450 watt 10 speaker audio system (Touring only)
- Standard automatic climate control
- Auto-up/down front power windows
- Electronic parking brake with Brake Hold
- Walk-Away auto door locks
- Adjustable driver’s seat thigh support with 14 degrees of tilt (EX-L and above)
- Larger, reconfigurable new center console with up to 7.2 liters of secure storage space
- 4-way power front passenger’s seat
I think we can also speculate that based on the YouTube video at 29:07, the new Civic will also have Android 4.2.2 just like the 2016 Accord.
What do you think? Does this announcement put the Civic on your radar? Let us know in the comments below.