When compared alongside earlier spyshots of the tenth-generation Civic’s interior which were uploaded to the Hondasacuras page (seen above), the patent drawings are pretty consistent.
This includes the omission of the split layout in the current Civic. Also, the air-cond vents are now positioned above the 2-DIN audio system instead of beside them.
Continuing downwards, the stowage space seen in the spyshots are found in the patent drawings as well and beyond that, you’ll find the location of the transmission interface. The one seen in the spyshots are of an automatic kind, most probably a CVT.
More information about the 2016 Honda Civic will be revealed as we get closer to its global debut next year.