New Civic: A big step for­ward for Honda

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - MOTORS -

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.

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