The all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic represents a significant step forward for Honda in the C-segment, benefitting from the biggest single model development programme in the company’s history.
The Civic is a core model for Honda in Europe and has been at the centre of the brand’s strong sales and manufacturing heritage.
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 blend of distinctive design, sporty styling and versatile practicality- with a renewed focus on rewarding driving dynamics.
The new Civic hatchback features a sleek and swept back silhouette and expresses a fresh and distinctive new Honda design direction that expresses a strong and sporty character.
Size wise, the hatchback is 30 mm wider and 130 longer than the previous-generation five-door Civic. It is also 20mm lower than its predecessor, creating a sleek roofline.
New larger and wider wheels and tyre further add to the vehicle’s wide stance, while the long wheelbase, short overhangs and sweeping cabin area provide an extra dynamic feel to the exterior.
Sporty and sophisticated design details include a short front overhang with distinctive air intakes which result in a sharp and fierce contemporary interpretation of Honda’s family ‘face’, incorporating signature Honda front headlight clusters.
The objective of the 10th-generation Civic was to regain the essence of Civic as a car but with a distinctive sporty driving character.
Despite its ambitious engineering programme, the new Civic still meets the requirements of a ‘car for all people, a car for the world’ by maintaining its position as an affordable compact car in terms of cost, fuel efficiency and manufacturability.
The new platform’s design, the selection of materials, the engineering process, and the novel manufacturing techniques have all contributed in creating a lighter, significantly more rigid structure which is 16kg lighter than the previous generation Civic.
Key platform design features include front and rear bulkhead ‘rings’ that surround the entire interior cabin space. Further platform rigidity is provided by a low-sensitivity front-floor structure.
With its intelligent design, engineering and manufacturing innovations the new Civic has a 65% increase in the body’s global bending rigidity and a 41% increase in torsional rigidity. As a result the vehicle provides greater opportunity to tune the suspension for superior ride and handling performance.
The 10th-generation Civic is the most agile and dynamically capable ever. As a result of extensive development and a focus on compliance-boosting techniques and technologies it also provides exemplary ride comfort.
The Civic’s fuel tank has been moved and the car’s floor is lower than that of the previous model which allows the driver to be closer to the road, providing a sportier feel.
The all-new Civic hatchback is the first model in Europe to offer Honda’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline turbocharged engines. The new VTEC TURBO units are designed most importantly to offer dynamic performance to support the all-new Civic’s expressive, sporty character. However, these engines are also highly competitive when it comes to fuel economy and efficiency and are available in both manual and CVT automatic transmission.
The all-new Civic is set to continue the model’s reputation for providing class-leading practicality and first-class passenger and cargo space. High quality materials, a simple and sophisticated design theme, and new digital instrument display provide a bright, premium interior ambience.
Supported by a longer, wider platform and 30mm longer wheelbase, the new Civic offers occupants greater visibility as well as more space. The driver and front passenger are 35 mm lower than the previous generation creating a more secure, enveloped feeling. Space has been improved throughout the cabin to provide ultimate comfort for every journey.
Boot space remains superior in terms of volume (478 litres), as well as ease of access and versatility. The rear seats split/fold 60:40, low sill height and wide boot opening combine with the flat boot floor to make the loading of heavy, wide and long items effortless.
The inside of the cabin has been re-designed to give the all-new Civic a truly modern, sleek and simple feel to complement the sharply sculpted exterior. High-quality materials have been used throughout to offer premium ambience.
The centre console boasts a piano-black finish, and was designed to follow a ‘technology centre’ theme. Specifically with management of personal electronic devices in mind a two-tier storage tray is placed perfectly just in front of the gear lever.
At the top of the centre console sits the seven-inch Honda Connect 2 colour touchscreen display. As well as being a touch-control device for the infotainment and climate control features, the display also integrates with a reversing camera on top specifications.
Directly in front of them the driver will find a completely new instrument display layout that offers highly intuitive usability. Integrated into this display is a large area in which the driver can switch between a variety of infotainment screens, including navigaton instructions, SMS and email text display, audio track information, smartphone contacts, journey trip information and smart vehicle maintenance information.
The new Civic is available with Honda’s Connect infotainment and connectivity system, which includes enhanced intuitive operation and full smartphone integration via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Honda Connect can also be specified with optional Garmin satellite navigation, with pre-loaded maps, photo-real junction views, lane guidance, real-time traffic avoidance, 3D building and terrain views and Eco Routing. Free map updates will be provided for five years, a benefit unique to Honda.
The all-new Civic has been engineered to achieve industry-leading safety performance. The blend of class-leading body rigidity and stiffness, along with a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies are predicted to help the new vehicle earn top rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests.
In line with Honda’s ‘Safety for Everyone’ philosophy, the same passive and active safety systems are included across all grades of the new Civic.
The Honda SENSING suite of active safety and driver assist technologies will be specified across the new Civic range and is one of the most inclusive suites of safety technologies in its class. The Honda SENSING suite of safety technologies includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assistance and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.
Not stopping there, further safety technologies in the all new Civic include: Blind Spot Information, Cross Traffic Monitor and Multi-angle rear view mirror. Also fitted as standard are Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System for complete peace of mind.
For more information about our current Honda Civic range to arrange your test drive, visit our Honda dealerships across Essex in Chelmsford, Colchester and Romford, or contact us using the buttons above for a call back.