New Civic: A big step forward for Honda
THE tenth-generation Civic is a dynamic, fivedoor sports hatchback.
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.
Building on its 40-year history, the 2017 model stays true to the original Civic concept of ‘a car for all people, a car for the world’ – a marriage of distinctive design, sporty styling and versatile practicality. The new wider, longer platform results in class-leading interior space, featuring a simple layout, new technologies, exceptional refinement and high-grade 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 the new Civic.
The second-generation of Honda’s infotainment and connectivity system incorporates the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
The new Civic debuts two 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 ensures the car is among the very safest in its class.
The new Civic five-door hatchback will be built in Europe at Honda’s UK manufacturing facility and buyers of the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine can opt for either Sport, Sport Plus or Prestige grades, each of which feature exclusive exterior finishing touches.
The Sport and Sport Plus have more pronounced front and rear spoilers, side skirt garnish and a 17-inch alloy wheel design. They also feature LED headlights and front fog lamps, while at the rear there are centre-mounted twin exhaust pipes with chrome finishers.
Honda’s engineering heritage encompasses some of the most celebrated high performing engines in the industry, and the new VTEC turbo units are designed to offer dynamic performance to support the all-new Civic’s soulful, fun-to-drive character.
Nevertheless, they also achieve highly competitive fuel economy and efficiency. Both engines will be available with either a newly-designed six-speed manual transmission or a bespoke CVT automatic.
High quality materials, a simple design theme and new digital instrument binnacle display provide a fresh, premium interior ambience.
Aided in part by the longer, wider platform and longer wheelbase (up 30mm over the previous Civic), occupants benefit from greater visibility and more space in which to enjoy the premium fit and finish.
The rear seats split/fold 60:40 and the low sill height (679mm) and wide boot opening (1,120mm) combine with the flat boot floor to make the loading of heavy, wide and long items easy.
The new-look Honda Civic is a dynamic five-door sports hatchback.