New Civic: big step forward for Honda
THE new tenth-generation Honda Civic is a dynamic, five-door sports hatchback.
It represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company’s history.
The Civic is a core model for Honda in Europe and has been at the heart of the brand’s strong sales and manufacturing heritage in the region.
For many European customers, the Civic is synonymous with the Honda brand and the development team targeted a dynamic rejuvenation of Civic to place it in a league of its own.
Achieving class leadership, while meeting requirements for sales price, fuel efficiency and manufacturability, demanded new thinking and new approaches to body construction, vehicle aerodynamics and chassis design.
Building on its 40-year heritage, the car stays true to the original Civic concept of ‘a car for all people, a car for the world’. It is a marriage of distinctive design, sporty styling and versatile practicality, with a renewed focus on rewarding driving dynamics.
The new wider, longer platform results in class-leading interior space. The entirely new interior features a simple, uncluttered layout, new technologies, exceptional refinement and highgrade materials.
The seating position is a major change against the ninth generation car, sited lower to give the driver a greater feeling of connection with the car, enhanced by greatly improved visibility to the front of new Civic.
The new Civic builds on the model’s reputation for combining unrivalled passenger and luggage space with versatile, practical usability.
The all-new Civic debuts two all-new VTEC turbo gasoline engines that have been developed specifically to deliver a powerful, engaging and efficient driving experience.
The Honda ‘Sensing’ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies available across the range ensures the car is among the very safest in its class.
Buyers of the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine will be able to opt for either Sport, Sport Plus or Prestige grades, each of which feature exclusive exterior finishing touches.
The new Civic is the first model in Europe to offer Honda’s 1.0 litre three-cylinder and 1.5 litre four-cylinder petrol turbocharged engines. Honda’s engineering heritage encompasses some of the most celebrated high per- forming engines in the industry, and the new VTEC turbo units are designed first and foremost to offer dynamic performance to support the all-new Civic’s soulful, fun-todrive character.