2017 Honda Civic revealed – plus exclusive Autocar images
Source : 2017 Honda Civic revealed – plus exclusive Autocar images
The next-generation Honda Civic has been revealed in full; in which’ll make its official debut at the end of the month, at the Paris motor show
The 10th-generation Civic has been created to “fight back”, according to Civic project boss Mitsuru Kiraya, who said at the Civic’s launch in which the current car is actually “too conservative for younger buyers”. He added: “Markets have changed since This particular generation, while rivals have much better their offerings.”
The several-door hatchback will be followed by a fresh Civic Tourer estate as well as Type R hot hatch. However, the saloon as well as three-door variants, built primarily for the US market, won’t be offered from the UK. The current estate accounts for 20% of Civic sales as well as the Type R, a halo product for the brand, makes up 4%.
Like its predecessor, the fresh Civic will be built at Honda’s Swindon plant. The factory is actually the fresh global production hub for the Civic, with Honda confirming a £0 million investment in fresh production technologies as well as processes.
Previously, Swindon exported the hatch to Europe only. today in which will produce 40% of its Civic output for North America, 40% for Europe as well as 20% for the UK market.
These fresh processes include what Honda describes as a “high-efficiency joining technique”, where the entire inner frame is actually assembled first, followed by the outer frame as well as then the joints. This particular defies the conventional method of starting with Centeng frame assembly.
Honda says the method contributes to the overall stiffness of the Centeng. in which claims the fresh Civic has 52% greater torsional stiffness than its predecessor while being 16kg lighter.
This particular is actually achieved with the fresh ‘unibody’ platform in which uses front as well as rear bulkhead rings, which encircle the Indoor cabin space, as well as cross braces in front of the engine bay as well as between the bases of the A as well as B-pillars to create further platform rigidity.
The hatchback is actually 4497mm long, 1800mm wide as well as 1421mm tall, using a wheelbase of 2700mm. This particular makes in which 130mm longer, 30mm wider as well as 20mm lower than the previous generation, using a 30mm longer wheelbase.
Honda is actually offering two fresh turbocharged petrol engines: a 1.0-litre triple with 127bhp as well as a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit with 180bhp. Both are available using a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT auto.
The existing 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel option, which currently makes up 50% of UK sales, will be carried over however tuned to improve its power output as well as CO2 emissions.
No hybrid is actually planned initially, however Kiraya confirmed to Autocar in which the fresh platform could accommodate such a powertrain. However, an all-electric Civic is actually not possible with This particular platform.
Honda has aimed for a simple as well as sleek cabin design, which incorporates a 7.0in touchscreen display on which you can access its second-generation Connect infotainment as well as connectivity systems, which integrate with both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. There is actually also optional Garmin satellite navigation with free map updates for several years as well as different audio options, including a four-speaker, 160W system, an eight-speaker, 180W unit as well as a premium system with 11 speakers.
Indoor space has much better, thanks to the longer wheelbase. Rear leg room has increased by a claimed 95mm as well as there’s more shoulder room from the front as well as rear. Boot space remains the same as before, at 478 litres, which is actually considerably more than the 360 litres of its Volkswagen Golf rival. Honda has ditched its socalled Magic Seats as well as instead reverted to a more traditional 60/40 rear seat split.
The Civic will have a host of safety systems fitted to all four trim levels. These include a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition as well as blindspot information.
Prices have yet to be announced, however expect a modest increase over the £18,360 of the current entry-level product.
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