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Honda reveals new 11th generation Civic E: HEV for European markets

Celebrating 50 years of Civic, Honda has now revealed the 11th generation all new Civic. The new Civic makes the move to hybrid power and completes the brand’s vision to electrify its European mainstream models by end of 2022.


The new Civic is said to have 35mm longer wheelbase, a wider rear track and 20% reduced weight compared to the previous Civic.


The latest iteration of the Civic follows the fastback kind of profile rather than outright sporty sedan. The front gets a flatter bonnet which is flanked by a pair of stretched LED headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights.

The side profile looks neat and shows more of the slopping roofline however the company claims the a-pillar has been moved further back to align with the front wheel. The rear gets big taillights connected by a slim looking light bar and a dual tone bumper.


The interior on the other hand is a complete step up from the car it replaces; the dashboard for instance has a very minimalistic approach yet looks wider. Honda has given the new Civic tactile high quality materials including a striking metal honeycomb pattern air vent design running the width of the dashboard.


Avant grade driver displays feature a 10.2 inch LCD panel instrument cluster along with a new 9-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. Additionally the Elegance and Sport grades feature eight speakers whilst the Advance grade features a 12-speaker BOSE premium sound system.

Honda has plonked a brand new 2.0 litre direct injection Atkinson cycle engine under the hood of new Civic; it puts out a combined output of 135kw and 315Nm torque. Four drive modes are on offer – Eco, Normal, Sport and a new Individual mode. Each of these modes allows for separate control of the engine, transmission and instrument cluster display, each of these can be selected by the driver to tailor the vehicle response as required. The all-new Civic is targeted to achieve CO2 emissions of less than 110 grams per km which is less than 5 l/100km in WLTP testing.


The all-new Civic also features Honda’s expanded SENSING suite of advanced safety features and driver aids. On offer are rafts of safety features which are set to redefine safety tech offered in cars. A new 100 degree front wide view camera and enhanced recognition technology improve the Civic’s capacity to identify pedestrians, road lines, boundaries, other vehicles including motorcycles and cyclists.


Also for the first time, sonar sensors are on fitted to the new Civic consisting of four at the front and four at the rear. In addition to improved Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keep Assist and i-ACC technology, Low Speed Braking Control, Blind Spot Information, Cross Traffic Monitor and Traffic Jam Assist are all new additions to the Civic’s comprehensive active safety offering.


11 airbags are also said to be part of the package with side airbags for the rear seats; knee airbags for the front seats to reduce occupant injury during front impact; and a front centre airbag for the driver seat to prevent a collision between the driver and front passenger during side impact.

Since its launch in 1972, the Civic has sold more than 27.5 million units across 170 countries, the newest Honda Civic arrives spring 2022 and we can’t wait to get our hands on one.


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