All-new Civic aims toset­the pace for its class

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MO­TOR­ING NEWS -

CIVIC HAS a job on its hands but Honda be­lieve the lat­est model is the most dy­namic and so­phis­ti­cated ver­sion yet.

It has to be, con­sid­er­ing the ex­cel­lent qual­ity of its ri­vals, so Honda has been at great pains to make the new model sporty, fresh and dis­tinc­tive.

But it is ar­guably the best driver’s car in the five-door mar­ket.

It has been newly en­gi­neered from the ground up with an all-new plat­form de­vel­oped for what Honda calls ‘an en­gag­ing and dy­namic driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence’.

It also fea­tures new 1.0 litre and 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo petrol en­gines de­signed to be sporty yet clean.

This is the 10th gen­er­a­tion of a model which goes back 40 years.

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.

This car is also billed as the sporti­est Civic ever and sets new bench­marks for the com­pact class in terms of dy­namic per­for­mance, fuel ef­fi­ciency, spa­cious­ness, safety and in­te­rior qual­ity.

New Civic is longer, wider and lower than any of its pre­de­ces­sors.

The seat­ing po­si­tion is a ma­jor change against the ninth gen­er­a­tion car, sited lower to give the driver a greater feel­ing of con­nec­tion.

The Honda SENS­ING suite of ad­vanced safety and driveras­sis­tive tech­nolo­gies avail­able across the range en­sures the car is among the safest in its class.

The new Civic five-door hatch­back will be built in Europe at Honda’s UK man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity and ex­ported glob­ally.

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