Honda has unveiled the all-new Civic e:HEV, the 11th
generation of its iconic global compact car. Building on 50 years of heritage,
the all-new Civic blends strong performance and efficiency with improved levels
of interior comfort, visual appeal and overall usability. Featuring Honda’s
proven e:HEV powertrain technology as standard, the all-new Civic completes the
brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of
Combining a refined, clean exterior design, a premium light
and airy interior, advanced safety and convenience technologies and a perfect
blend of economy and performance, the all-new Civic e:HEV is the most dynamic,
efficient and safest Civic yet.
The new Civic embodies a new sleek and sporty silhouette, achieved through lowering the bonnet line 25mm, whilst the glass area has been increased to create a light and airy interior. To exude a refined, premium feeling, cleaner, noiseless, surfacing has been applied, with more defined belt and feature lines highlighting key details.
In comparison to the previous generation Civic, the car has a
more balanced proportion in profile as well as a wider, more assured stance
from all angles. The highest point of the roofline has been placed further
forward, with a gentle slope to the tailgate creating a sleek, fast-back style
The Civic is famed for being the do-it-all hatchback and the
11th generation is no exception, providing more space and usability than ever
before. The 35mm longer wheelbase allows a more expansive and comfortable cabin
space as well as improving dynamic performance and straight-line stability.
Inside, the horizontal style of the dashboard emphasises the width of the cabin. This combined with a wider field of vision gives a truly airy and open feeling. The interior also benefits from new tactile, high-quality materials throughout, including a striking metal honeycomb-pattern air vent detail running the width of the dashboard. On the Advance grade, the drivers’ display now features a 10.2-inch HD colour LCD panel for improved visibility.
The new Civic offers an intuitive infotainment package. The
central touchscreen, complete with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
compatibility, has been moved upwards to improved eye-level visibility and the
size increased by nine inches.
In addition, the Elegance and Sport grades feature eight
speakers whilst the Advance grade features 12 premium BOSE speakers for a
concert like audio experience.
Honda’s proven e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) powertrain technology is offered as standard and its application in the Civic, sees the deployment of a new 72-cell lithium-ion battery and two compact, yet powerful electric motors paired with a newly developed 2.0-litre direct-injection, Atkinson-cycle engine. Combined, the powertrain delivers a maximum motor output of 135kW and 315Nm of torque. The new Civic achieves a thermal efficiency of 41%, one of the highest figures within the automotive industry for a production road car.
The two powerful electric motors work together to provide the primary drive force for the all-new Civic. The engine is controlled by a new, compact Power Control unit sitting under the bonnet and the Intelligent Power Unit which sits under the rear seats. This system delivers a feeling of instant torque and powerful acceleration whilst still offering outstanding efficiency.
This advanced powertrain is capable of shifting seamlessly
between EV, Hybrid and Engine drive with no input from the driver. Four drive
modes – Eco, Normal, Sport and a new Individual mode, which allows separate
control of the engine, transmission and cluster gauge display, can be selected
by the driver to tailor the vehicle response as required.
Central to the e:HEV system is the fixed gear transmission, which has been designed to minimise mechanical friction and is controlled by an intelligent power control unit, which optimises the vehicle to each driving situation. 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.
Careful attention has also been paid to the drivetrain and
noise management to create a tranquil, calming cabin environment, whilst
enhancing the overall vehicle driveability; resulting in a smooth, linear feel
The all-new Civic also features Honda’s expanded SENSING suite of advanced safety features and driver aids. 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.
For the first time, the all-new Civic is equipped with sonar
sensors – 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
Since its launch in 1972, the Civic has sold more than 27.5
million units across 170 countries. The all-new Civic builds on the success of
previous generations and promises to set new class benchmarks when it arrives
in Europe from Autumn 2022. Contact us today to register your interest.