New Civic: big step for­ward for Honda

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - MOTORS -

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.

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